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  • Ex-Kerry running mate to join Harvard as fellow

    03/03/2005 3:39:06 AM PST · by r5boston · 11 replies · 377+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, March 3, 2005 | AP
    Democratic vice presidential candidate and former senator John Edwards [related, bio] will be among visiting fellows at Harvard University's Institute of Politics this spring, the school announced yesterday.       Edwards, 51, of North Carolina ran for the Democratic nomination for president before being chosen as U.S. Sen. John Kerry's running mate last year.       He will join U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.) and Michael Deaver, international vice chairman of Edelman Worldwide and former deputy chief of staff to President Ronald Reagan.       Typically, visiting fellows meet with various student groups to discuss topical issues and their experiences in public and...
  • Complete election results for ALL presidental candidates(updated at 4 30 pm eastern)

    11/03/2004 2:46:38 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 3 replies · 910+ views
    chonlalonde.blogspot.com ^ | 11 3 04 | Chon LaLonde
    Update at 4:30 pm nov 3 results for all presidental candidates ALL CANDIDATES CANDIDATE VOTE TOTAL VOTE % John Kerry, Democrat 55,104,702 48% George W. Bush, Republican (incumbent) 58,640,799 51% Ralph Nader, independent 392,219 0% Michael Badnarik, Libertarian 374,741 0% Michael Peroutka, constitution party 129,162 0% David Cobb, green party 104,591 0% Leonard Peltier, peace and freedom party 21,616 0% Gene Amondson, Prohibition Party 1,895 0% Andy Andress, Unaffiliated (no websites for candidate or party )716 0% Walter Brown, Socialist Party USA 10,258 0% Roger Calero, socialist workers party 5,263 0% Earl F. Dodge, Prohibition party 122 0% Thomas Harens,...
  • BRECK GIRL SPEECH LIVE THREAD

    07/28/2004 7:51:12 PM PDT · by GailA · 98 replies · 2,975+ views
    FR ^ | 7/28/04 | ME
    He's giving his 2 America's stump speech...crowd going nuts.
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Hillary Clinton Won't Speak in Boston

    07/14/2004 12:13:34 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 29 replies · 1,599+ views
    aolnews ^ | 7 14 04 | RAYMOND HERNANDEZ and JOHN FILES
    WASHINGTON (July 13) - The Democratic National Committee released on Tuesday its lineup of the big-name politicians speaking at the convention this month, and it included every major Democratic star except one. There were Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, near the top of the list. Al Gore was there, too, and so was Edward M. Kennedy. Even the wife of the Iowa governor made the cut. But Hillary Rodham Clinton, the junior senator from New York and one of the most prominent names in the party, was nowhere to be found. That caught the attention of many Democrats, who wondered...
  • Homosexual Statement Points of John Kerry and John Edwards From Their Websites

    02/20/2004 2:11:23 AM PST · by longtermmemmory · 11 replies · 395+ views
    Candidate websites. | 2/20/2004 | John Kerry and John Edwards
    From John Edwards web site: *** Statement Of Senator Edwards On Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Decision Senator John Edwards (D-NC) released the following statement today: "As I have long said, I believe gay and lesbian Americans are entitled to equal respect and dignity under our laws. While I personally do not support gay marriage, I recognize that different states will address this in different ways, and I will oppose any effort to pass an amendment to the United States Constitution in response to the Massachusetts decision. "We are a nation comprised of men and women from all walks of life....
  • A duel of electability for Kerry and Edwards

    02/19/2004 11:03:02 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 9 replies · 200+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Feb. 20, 2004 | Scot Lehigh
    <p>IT WASN'T a win that John Edwards scored in Wisconsin, but his strong second-place showing nevertheless got the North Carolinian what he has long sought. That's a one-on-one race with the front-runner.</p> <p>ADVERTISEMENT If John Kerry has soared since Iowa, Edwards has merely survived, struggling to outlast rivals Howard Dean and Wesley Clark. But survive he has. And though Kerry retains a strong advantage in this race, Edwards now has a chance to show exactly what he's made of.</p>
  • Edwards: GOP Exploiting NYC's Pain

    02/19/2004 8:52:46 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 53 replies · 247+ views
    Newsday ^ | Feb. 19, 2004 | Glenn Thrush
    Albany -- A fire-breathing John Edwards stormed into the city Thursday and accused President George W. Bush of steering the GOP convention to New York to "exploit" the city's suffering on Sept. 11, 2001 for political gain. Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he had wanted the city to host the Democratic convention, too, but party boss Terry McAuliffe demanded "an exclusive," leaving New York to the Republicans. "I don't think that either party, if they had their convention here is trying is to exploit 9/11" Bloomberg said during a news conference in Washington Heights. In his speech, Edwards focused on...
  • Jesse Jackson: Buchanan Closer to Edwards Than Bush

    02/19/2004 4:39:32 PM PST · by 11th Earl of Mar · 38 replies · 229+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2/19/04
    Hardball with Chris Matthews Feb. 18, Wednesday JACKSON: ... student activists and Pat Buchanan all support Edwards. That itself is a broadening of the base. MATTHEWS: Do you support Edwards? BUCHANAN: I support Edwards‘ campaign, yes. I would like to see him do well. I would like to see him go forward with this issue. I would like to see him make it at the convention, because it‘s important for the country. (CROSSTALK) MATTHEWS: Reverend Jackson (CROSSTALK) JACKSON: And Pat Buchanan is closer ideologically to John Edwards than he is to George Bush. And that itself again is expanding the...
  • Searching for the Heart of John Edwards

    02/19/2004 1:10:42 PM PST · by Helms · 20 replies · 1,375+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | FEBRUARY 13 - 19, 2004 | by Howard Blume
    Searching for the Heart of John Edwards A trip home to assess the legendary lawyer by Howard Blume An angel of vermont marble cradles a stone image of Wade Edwards, who died at 16. John Edwards commissioned the Robert Mahaly sculpture to mark his son's grave. (Photo by Sara B. Davis) For some years, I’ve had two unusual links to John Edwards, the trial attorney–turned–presidential contender. First, Edwards was senior partner in the small law firm that employed a close friend, someone I’d grown up with in North Carolina. And second, another close childhood friend had been a client of...
  • Political Teaser [Edwards/Dean Arranging NYC Endorsement Meeting this Weekend]

    02/19/2004 7:31:00 AM PST · by chucknun · 63 replies · 199+ views
    CNN 'Morning Grind' ^ | Feb. 19, 2004 | John Mercurio
    A fascinating mating dance is taking place off camera between US Senator John Edwards and Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, who seldom shades his disdain for his fellow New Englander, and sources say, has made overtures to Edwards since he left the 2004 Democratic Primary. Dean and Edwards spoke cordially by phone yesterday morning, and we hear, are trying to arrange a face to face meeting in the run up to Super Tuesday March 2.Such a meeting could take place as early as this weekend in New York City.Few things would upend this race more than Dean's decision to back...
  • Hardball:Sen. John Edwards (on Iraq: No. I didn’t get misled)

    02/19/2004 3:43:19 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 82 replies · 401+ views
    msnbc ^ | Oct.13 2003 | hardball
    Let me ask but the war, because I know these are all students and a lot of guys the age of these students are fighting over there and cleaning up over there, and they’re doing the occupation. Were we right to go to this war alone, basically without the Europeans behind us? Was that something we had to do? EDWARDS: I think that we were right to go. I think we were right to go to the United Nations. I think we couldn’t let those who could veto in the Security Council hold us hostage. And I think Saddam Hussein,...
  • Curious economic plan (Kerry/Edwards)

    02/18/2004 10:50:13 PM PST · by kattracks · 6 replies · 204+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/19/04 | Donald Lambro
    <p>Sen. John Edwards' last-minute business investment plan tells us all we need to know about the confused state of Democrats' economic policy.</p> <p>Think I'm exaggerating? Well, if the pivotal political issue in this year's presidential campaign boils down to the mantra "it's the economy, stupid," as I think it will, then the freshman North Carolina senator's offering must rank as one of the dopiest ideas to come down the pike.</p>
  • Kerry, Edwards Lead Bush by Double Digits Among Likely Voters

    02/18/2004 10:05:05 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 44 replies · 230+ views
    Gallup News Service ^ | February 19, 2004 | David W. Moore
    Support stimulated by especially high interest among Democrats PRINCETON, NJ -- In a hypothetical presidential contest, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry leads President George W. Bush by 12 percentage points among likely voters, 55% to 43%, while North Carolina Sen. John Edwards leads Bush by 10 points, 54% to 44%. According to the latest CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll, these figures represent a significant improvement in the Democratic candidates' strength from 10 days ago, when Bush had a one-point lead over Kerry and a four-point lead over Edwards. At the end of January, Kerry enjoyed a seven-point lead and Edwards a one-point...
  • Edwards to Come Under Closer Scrutiny

    02/18/2004 4:52:51 PM PST · by Leroy S. Mort · 20 replies · 212+ views
    AP ^ | Feb 18, 2004
    WASHINGTON (AP) - While John Edwards comes across as articulate and folksy, his lack of political and foreign policy experience could become a liability in the homestretch for the Democratic presidential nomination. But the North Carolina senator's supporters say he's been underestimated before, and that he has a way of connecting with audiences, particularly with his stump message about the ``two Americas'' for the rich and for everybody else.A self-made millionaire trial lawyer who projects the image of a common man, Edwards has flown mostly under the political radar as most attention focused first on Howard Dean and then on...
  • Kerry Looks to Pick Fight With Edwards (Let the Games Begin!!)

    02/18/2004 12:20:58 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 20 replies · 152+ views
    DAYTON, Ohio - Democratic front-runner John Kerry had kind words Wednesday for longtime nemesis Howard Dean as he exited the race for the nomination but signaled a new phase of engagement with John Edwards. Edwards came within six points of defeating Kerry in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary, the closest race that Kerry has faced since the Iowa caucuses. Dean finished a distant third, suffering a crushing 17th loss that forced him to quit. While speaking with reporters Wednesday, Kerry dismissed key points of Edwards' campaign and questioned whether a candidate's background should be an issue. Edwards often tells voters that he...
  • Edwards, On A Roll, Would Welcome Dean's Support

    02/18/2004 9:09:14 AM PST · by yoe · 9 replies · 131+ views
    CNSNEWS ^ | Feb. 18, 2004 | Susan Jones
    Sure, John Kerry won the Wisconsin Democratic primary, but a day later, everyone's talking about John Edward's strong second-place showing. Edwards, who received several Wisconsin newspaper endorsements, made it a much closer race than many polls and analysts predicted. In the end, he trailed Kerry by only six percentage points. On Tuesday night, an enthusiastic Edwards joked that, "Objects in your mirror may be closer than they appear." On Wednesday morning, Edwards called his strong showing "surprising," even to him. "We expected to surge, but the strength of the surge was amazing," he said. In a Wednesday morning Today show...
  • Kerry Dismisses Edwards

    02/18/2004 6:52:40 AM PST · by Republican Red · 24 replies · 175+ views
    <p>MIDDLETON, Wis. — Despite winning a squeaker in Wisconsin Tuesday night, John Kerry (search) said he was confident he would be the Democratic nominee for president and publicly ignored the chase from rival John Edwards (search).</p> <p>"We're going to win the nomination," Kerry said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I'm elated."</p>
  • Bad News for Kerry: Moderates Prefer Edwards

    02/18/2004 6:24:44 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 67 replies · 235+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 2/18/04
    Although John Kerry narrowly won Wisconsin's primary last night, the big story is his poor showing among mainstream voters, a disastrous trend for him in the general election in November. The talking heads were abuzz about this on the cable news shows last night, and the Associated Press noted today: "Edwards finished far better than pre-primary polls suggested he would, his surge fueled by the highest Republican turnout of the primary season and voters who made up their minds in the last week. His deepest support was in the GOP suburbs of Milwaukee." Edwards won pluralities of independents and Republicans....
  • Questions the media won't ask John Edwards

    02/18/2004 5:20:39 AM PST · by gonewt · 17 replies · 215+ views
    vanity
    In early 2001, I (a North Carolina voter) decided to take a look at John Edwards's voting record. I was quite surprised to see that not only did he vote against almost every tax cut that came before him, he also voted against the partial birth abortion ban! These votes puzzled me. How could he possibly run for re-election on this record? Then I realized that he didn't intend to run for re-election. The guy was clearly cozying up to Daschle & co. in preparation for a run for the White House. So, I launched Edwards04.com in February 2001. Sure...
  • EDWARDS SURPRISE

    02/18/2004 2:56:10 AM PST · by kattracks · 37 replies · 157+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2/18/04 | DEBORAH ORIN
    <p>February 18, 2004 -- WASHINGTON - Democratic front-runner John Kerry narrowly won last night's Wisconsin primary - but underdog John Edwards was right behind in a strong second-place showing that shook up the race. Edwards rode a late surge to the surprise finish that turned the contest into a John vs. John battle - which means the March 2 Super Tuesday votes in New York, California and eight other states loom as the deciding moment.</p>
  • Close Finish by Edwards Jolts News Networks' Coverage(News Media "Conventional Wisdom" Wrong Again!)

    02/17/2004 11:19:39 PM PST · by Timesink · 28 replies · 219+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 18, 2004 | Jim Rutenberg
    February 18, 2004 Close Finish by Edwards Jolts News Networks' CoverageBy JIM RUTENBERG enator John Edwards's unexpectedly strong second-place showing in Wisconsin threw political pundits off balance once again last night. The results transformed questions about when Mr. Edwards would drop out of the race earlier in the day into questions about whether he had an outside shot at the Democratic presidential nomination. The quick change underscored again how unpredictable the Democratic nomination competition has been — and just how wrong conventional wisdom has been in predicting voter behavior. Viewers who watched the cable news networks throughout the day were...
  • Republicans Cross Over in Wisconsin, Vote for Edwards (Like McCain in 2000)

    02/17/2004 8:13:59 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 23 replies · 286+ views
    By RON FOURNIER (AP) Democratic presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., rests his arm on the shoulder of Ray... Full Image John Kerry battled hard-charging John Edwards in the Wisconsin primary Tuesday, a surprisingly close contest that established the North Carolina senator as Kerry's sole rival as the Democratic presidential race thunders toward a 10-state showdown March 2. The senators - Kerry from Massachusetts, the first-term Edwards - were running even, according to early results. Fallen front-runner Howard Dean trailed far behind, his candidacy doomed. Close race or not, Kerry said, "A win is a win." Edwards, his dream...
  • Safire: The Edwards Surprise

    02/17/2004 7:52:03 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 36 replies · 151+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 02/18/04 | William Safire
    WASHINGTON — F.D.R.'s secretary of the Navy, Claude Swanson, gave us this political adage: "When the water reaches the upper deck, follow the rats." This lugubrious saying is called to mind by the way the chairman of the Dean campaign stabbed his candidate in the back on the eve of his do-or-die Wisconsin primary. Steven Grossman, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, knew that his last-minute defection would dominate the final-day news and crush Dean's hopes of a stronger-than-expected showing. What drives an old pro to such political disloyalty? Was Grossman trying to win his way back into John...
  • EXIT POLL SNEAK: KERRY, EDWARDS BATTLE FOR WISCONSIN - LIVE ( 38% Kerry, 38% Edwards)

    02/17/2004 12:46:24 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 1,188 replies · 2,123+ views
    DRUDGE ^ | 2/17/04
    LATE AFTERNOON EXIT POLLS SHOW JOHN EDWARDS PULLING A STRONG SHOWING AGAINST JOHN KERRY, TOP MEDIA AND CAMPAIGN SOURCES TELL DRUDGE... KERRY 42%, EDWARDS 31%, DEAN 15%... DEVELOPING...
  • John Edwards Cares about YOU! The candidate feels your pain, even if you don't.

    02/17/2004 6:35:45 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 24 replies · 324+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 17, 2004 | Byron York
    By the time he reaches the end of his now-famous "Two Americas" stump speech, Sen. John Edwards has told crowds about an America in which a small group of rich people enjoy lives of untold luxury while everybody else can't get health care, can't pay the rent, can't buy a house, and in many cases, can't get enough to eat. It's an ugly picture. But Edwards, who left his $3.8 million Georgetown home to chase the Democratic nomination for president, offers people hope. And the hope is this: "I can't change this country alone, but I know that you and...
  • States should have right to legalize same-sex 'marriage,' John Edwards tells TV audience

    02/16/2004 9:10:32 PM PST · by Dubya · 87 replies · 779+ views
    B P NEWS ^ | Feb 16, 2004 | Michael Foust
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards told a national TV audience Feb. 13 that states such as Massachusetts should be allowed to legalize same-sex "marriage" without federal government interference. "I think we ought to let states do what they think is right," Edwards said on NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno." "... If California chooses to recognize same-sex marriage, that's fine. If Massachusetts chooses to recognize it, then the federal government ought to honor that." Edwards reiterated his opposition to the proposed Federal Marriage Amendment that would protect the traditional definition of marriage. It has been introduced in Congress...
  • Edwards stirs crowd in Madison [abortion rights]

    02/15/2004 6:12:45 PM PST · by madprof98 · 13 replies · 206+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 2/14/04 | Steve Walters
    Straying from speech to endorse abortion rights, he's met with cheersMadison - Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards defended abortion rights Saturday before a Madison audience that included backers of Howard Dean rethinking their first choice in the presidential primary. Buoyed by Saturday endorsements from Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and the Capital Times newspaper, and aware that his audience included University of Wisconsin-Madison activists, Edwards interrupted his standard stump speech to point to a sign supporting the abortion-rights group Planned Parenthood. After asking for the sign to be lifted higher, Edwards said, "We have to have a president of the United...
  • Pressuring Edwards (Robert Novak - See Powell paragraphs)

    02/14/2004 5:09:05 AM PST · by Elkiejg · 91 replies · 186+ views
    townhall ^ | 2/14/04 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Kerry's campaign is putting out word that it is time for Sen. John Edwards to leave the presidential race. The Massachusetts lawmaker's one-sided primary wins Tuesday in Virginia and Tennessee undermined the North Carolinian's claims to be the South's candidate. Edwards is still first choice for vice president among key Kerry advisers, but they say he will needlessly hurt his chances if he keeps running for president. Kerry does not want to expend more time and money in those states after the nomination really has been wrapped up. A footnote: New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, whose...
  • Anyone watching John Edwards on Leno? (He's got a scary redneck carny laugh)

    02/13/2004 9:31:09 PM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 49 replies · 2,525+ views
    nbc | 2/13/04 | Jack Parr
    IMHO he's not coming off that great. Posture is strange, smile is overdone, and the amazingly scary overlaugh. Reminds me of the laugh in that identity fraud commercial, ya know, the one where the old lady is cleaning the pool and talking but a male redneck crook's voice is talking being "wanted in 4 states, but its all good now' and scamming a new truck with the naked ladies on the mudflaps.
  • VP talk dogs John Edwards (Even his denials are being parsed)

    02/13/2004 7:10:06 AM PST · by jern · 2 replies · 113+ views
    News & Observer ^ | Feb. 13, 2004 | DAN KANE
    The vice presidential talk surrounding John Edwards is the buzz that won't go away. Everywhere you turn, from the cable TV talking heads to the so-called prediction trading market, people are speculating about whether front-runner John Kerry will make Edwards his running mate. On Thursday, David Broder, the dean of the nation's political columnists, played up Edwards' prospects, saying that the North Carolina senator had "probably" campaigned himself on to the ticket. But Kerry's hometown paper, The Boston Globe, reported that his advisers say Kerry questions Edwards' foreign policy credentials and appeal to voters. Edwards insists that he hasn't given...
  • Edwards Being Discussed As VP Candidate

    02/13/2004 5:28:14 AM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 10 replies · 127+ views
    AP ^ | 2/13/04 | SIOBHAN McDONOUGH
    Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards wants to be president and says he won't settle for anything less - not even the No. 2 slot. But when it comes to disowning interest in running for vice president, saying "no" can mean "check with me later." Edwards' strong performance as runner-up so far has raised his prospects as a running mate. And politics has a rich history of people who think being on the ticket is a chump job, then chomp at the bit for it. Nelson Rockefeller once called the vice presidency "standby equipment," then climbed on board. Al Gore called...
  • Edwards' war chest

    02/12/2004 11:09:52 PM PST · by kattracks · 2 replies · 132+ views
    <p>Early last year, Sens. John Kerry and John Edwards reportedly engaged in a heated competition to corral Bob Shrum, one of the toughest consultants in the Democratic Party. In a Feb. 26 article by its chief political correspondent — "In the First Mile of a Marathon, Kerry Emerges as a Front-Runner" — the New York Times reported that Mr. Kerry had won what political aficionados had been calling "the Shrum primary."</p>
  • Report: Scandal rocks Kerry campaign [Plot thickens,Clinton encourages Edwards to stay in race]

    02/12/2004 2:24:28 PM PST · by ambrose · 42 replies · 221+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2.12.04
    ELECTION 2004 Report: Scandal rocks Kerry campaign Media probing alleged recent infidelity, rivals predict ruin for front-runner Posted: February 12, 2004 11:55 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com Democratic front-runner Sen. John Kerry's presidential campaign is in peril amid allegations of infidelity, according to the Drudge Report. "A frantic behind-the-scenes drama is unfolding around Sen. John Kerry and his quest to lock up the Democratic nomination for president," Drudge says. Sen. John Kerry (Photo: Boston Globe) Earlier this week, according to Drudge, Gen. Wesley Clark told a dozen reporters in an off-the-record conversation, "Kerry will implode over an intern issue ?...
  • John Edwards: The candidate working 4 YOU!

    02/12/2004 1:57:29 PM PST · by Jean S · 42 replies · 245+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/12/04 | Byron York
    By the time he reaches the end of his now-famous “Two Americas” stump speech, Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) has told crowds about an America in which a small group of rich people enjoys lives of untold luxury while everybody else can’t get healthcare, can’t pay the rent, can’t buy a house and in many cases, can’t get enough to eat. It’s an ugly picture. But Edwards offers hope. And the hope is this: “I can’t change this country alone, but I know that you and I can change this country together. The reason I know that you and I can...
  • Skeptical Couric Interviews John Edwards, Slyly Raises His Military Record

    02/12/2004 4:41:19 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies · 5,450+ views
    The Today Show
    For veteran observers of the Today Show's Katie Couric, it's not hard to discern when she's speaking from the script, and when it's coming from the heart. When a question reflects her own strongly held views, her voice becomes urgent and rises in pitch. Judging from her just-completed interview with John Edwards, Katie clearly believes the Senator from NC is toast. She began by observing: "You've only won a single primary, and you came in a distant second in VA and TN. You really think you still have a chance to win the nomination?" A: "Yes, I think not only...
  • Dean Says He Favors Edwards Over Kerry

    02/11/2004 1:47:57 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 17 replies · 196+ views
    My Way News ^ | 2/11/04 | Nedra Pickler/AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - It's not surprising that John Edwards says he would be a tougher opponent for President Bush than Democratic front-runner John Kerry. It raises eyebrows when Howard Dean says the same thing. With the race's fourth major candidate, Wesley Clark, quitting the race, Edwards and Dean are ganging up on Kerry, winner of 12 of the 14 nominating contests so far. Dean told CBS News in an interview that will air Wednesday night that he believes Edwards would be the better candidate in the general election, even though Kerry has the advantage right now. "My fear is that...
  • John Edwards 'Increased the Cost of Medicine', Former Associate Says

    02/10/2004 3:28:41 AM PST · by kattracks · 18 replies · 315+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 2/10/04 | Marc Morano
    (CNSNews.com) - A former North Carolina obstetrician-gynecologist who served as an expert witness and consultant to Sen. John Edwards during his days as a trial lawyer, now accuses the Democratic presidential candidate of increasing the cost of medicine and forcing doctors into retirement in the senator's home state. "What he has done with those lawsuits is increased the cost of medicine, and he has not changed the practice of medicine in a way that you can see that there are fewer cases of cerebral palsy," William Brannan said in an interview with CNSNews.com. As CNSNews.com first reported on Jan....
  • Edwards and special-interest money

    02/09/2004 10:38:41 PM PST · by kattracks · 2 replies · 193+ views
    <p>John Edwards, the presidential candidate who funneled about $6 million of his own trial-lawyer fortune into his 1998 Senate race, has been waging a populist campaign for the Democratic nomination. Mr. Edwards, whose extraordinary personal investment in his own political career was a major reason for including the "millionaire's loophole" in the McCain-Feingold campaign-finance reform bill, portrays himself as the paragon of the good-government legislator. His vote can never be influenced by lobbyists and the nefarious special interests represented by notorious political action committees (PACs), he repeatedly tells his audiences, because he never accepts money from lobbyists or from PACs.</p>
  • Kerry, Edwards and company: Have they forgotten?

    02/09/2004 10:00:59 PM PST · by kattracks · 3 replies · 105+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 2/10/04 | David Limbaugh
    If Democrats are going to continue to beat up President Bush over the WMD question, don't you think it's time for their leading contenders, Senator Kerry and Edwards, to give an accounting on this matter as well?President Bush has repeatedly asserted that Congress had access to the same intelligence information he did. As far as I know, neither Kerry nor Edwards have denied that. So, perhaps they should tell us why on earth they and other Democrats voted for that dastardly resolution authorizing war against Iraq.We need to know specifically how they analyzed this intelligence data. Did they think it...
  • Edwards: Second best may suffice for man of the people(Guardian stock car alert)

    02/09/2004 11:12:19 AM PST · by Pikamax · 2 replies · 74+ views
    Guardian ^ | 02/09/04 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Second best may suffice for man of the people Suzanne Goldenberg in Bristol, Tennessee Monday February 9, 2004 The Guardian Few things in life are as loud as the roar of 43 stock cars tearing around the high, steep curves of a half-mile concrete track. On the big race day at Bristol speedway last year at the start of the Gulf war, they swear no one could hear the engine scream over the fans chanting: "USA, USA." That is the definition of a Nascar dad: a passionate fan of national stock car racing (Nascar), a flag-waving patriot, and more often...
  • Ogling Edwards

    02/07/2004 11:06:13 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 27 replies · 256+ views
    U.S. News ^ | 02/16/04 | Paul Bedard
    Women love Sen. John Edwards. But not just for his politics. MSNBC focus group guru Frank Luntz tells us, "Women go absolutely gaga over Edwards." Luntz says they find the White House hopeful "cute and sexy and say he's got that JFK thing going on."
  • Edwards Seizes on Job Numbers in Bid to Oust Bush

    02/06/2004 1:20:31 PM PST · by shhrubbery! · 38 replies · 337+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 2/6/04 | Jeremy Pelofsky
      Politics - Reuters Edwards Seizes on Job Numbers in Bid to Oust Bush 13 minutes ago Add Politics - Reuters to My Yahoo! By Jeremy Pelofsky BLACKSBURY, Va. (Reuters) - Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards (news - web sites) on Friday seized on the latest economic data that showed fewer jobs were created last month than expected to press his campaign to oust the Bush administration. Reuters Photo Latest headlines: · Kerry Nominations, Donations Coincided AP - 12 minutes ago · Edwards Seizes on Job Numbers in Bid to Oust BushReuters - 13 minutes ago · Kerry's Front-Runner...
  • Compare tale of two Carolinians (Glenn Turner,pyramid marketer; John Edwards,tort lawyer-mine)

    02/06/2004 8:59:04 AM PST · by Gritty · 8 replies · 784+ views
    Hendersonville Times-News ^ | February 06, 2004 | John Fogle
    Glenn and John were both born in South Carolina, to parents of modest income, Glenn in 1934 and John in 1953. Glenn's dad worked in the depression era WPA (Works Progress Administration) while John's dad worked in a textile mill. Both have an extraordinary ability to persuade a small group of people to do things that are not in their best interest, and both exploited that ability to accumulate enormous personal wealth. The exploitation of their talents came in different flavors, however. Glenn W. Turner went on to create and run pyramid marketing companies (Koscot Interplanetary, Dare to be Great,...
  • Clark accuses Edwards of "blinking" [Wacko makes a good charge for once]

    02/06/2004 7:51:57 PM PST · by nwrep · 8 replies · 144+ views
    AP ^ | Feb 6, 2004
    <p>Democrats Wesley Clark and John Edwards -- two candidates who have tended to take the campaign high road -- exchanged bitter barbs Friday, with Clark arguing that his rival turned his back on veterans and Edwards calling the complaints "baseless, false attacks."</p>
  • Man Behind Bush AWOL Charge Is John Edwards Supporter

    02/05/2004 6:11:58 AM PST · by Hon · 43 replies · 2,611+ views
    FEC ^ | February 5, 2004 | N/A
    The man who is almost single-handedly behind the story that Bush was AWOL is William Turnipseed of Alabama. Here is an excerpt from one story recently posted here at FR: "The media is now re-examining the story, though, and the Bush-haters are quite happy about it. As this story in today's Washington Post indicates, there is plenty of evidence Bush was not AWOL from his Guard duties. Indeed, one of the foundational pieces of the Bush-haters' lie is the failure of a colonel in Alabama to recall Bush ever being on post. Reached in Montgomery yesterday, Turnipseed stood by his...
  • Edwards says the South belongs to him, not Bush; Clark cooks pancakes, talks politics at Arcade

    02/04/2004 12:47:24 PM PST · by GailA · 35 replies · 196+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 2/3/04 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    Edwards says the South belongs to him, not Bush By Bartholomew Sullivan Contact February 4, 2004 Fresh from his Tuesday night first-place finish in South Carolina, Democratic Party presidential candidate John Edwards came to Memphis Wednesday with the message that he can beat George Bush in the South. Arriving late and slightly hoarse for an event at The Orpheum downtown, Edwards stressed his southern heritage, his dedication to civil rights and to ending poverty, and said he would end the divide between haves and have-nots for which he blamed the president. "The truth is that we live in a country...
  • From S.C. to VP? [Edwards unlikely to land VP slot]

    02/04/2004 6:32:29 AM PST · by shhrubbery! · 53 replies · 194+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 2/4/04 | Michael Graham
    February 04, 2004, 8:34 a.m.From S.C. to VP?John Edwards and THE LIST. By Michael Graham John Edwards's primary-contest record is 1-8. His margin over Massachusetts liberal John Kerry in S.C. — Edwards's home state — was about the same as his margin over Howard Dean in Iowa. Hardly impressive. And according to the latest polls, Edwards is trailing in every upcoming primary and caucus from Washington to Virginia. He's not even competing in Michigan this Saturday.So why is Edwards's position significantly different from that of Joe Lieberman, Howard Dean, or Wesley Clark — three other people who won't be the...
  • Victory boosts Edwards campaign to next stage

    02/03/2004 10:07:54 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 123+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, February 4, 2004 | By Charles Hurt
    <p>COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Sen. John Edwards bolstered his presidential campaign last night by winning the South Carolina primary and finishing a close second in the Oklahoma contest.</p> <p>"It's a long way from that little house in Seneca, South Carolina, to here tonight," said Mr. Edwards, referring to the millworker house his parents were renting when he was born. "In our America, everything is possible."</p>
  • John Edwards (RAT - NC) Says No Reparations for U.S. Slavery

    02/03/2004 6:13:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 167+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/29/04 | Jane Sutton
    Edwards Says No Reparations for U.S. Slavery Thu Jan 29, 3:42 PM ET By Jane Sutton GREENVILLE, S.C. (Reuters) - Courting voters in his home Southland, Sen. John Edwards said on Thursday employment and educational incentives -- not reparations for slavery -- were the way to address the economic disparity between blacks and whites. "I'm not for reparations. What I'm for is dealing with the root causes of the disparity," Edwards said in Greenville, South Carolina, where he was to debate the other Democratic presidential candidates on Thursday night. Specifically, he has proposed granting tax incentives to companies that open...