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  • Breaking: Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Indicted by Federal Grand Jury

    06/03/2011 7:17:47 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 149 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03 JUNE 11
    <p>Breaking: Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards.</p>
  • JOHN EDWARDS DUMPED BY MISTRESS!

    06/02/2011 8:53:08 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 56 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | June 2, 2011 | ALEXANDER HITCHEN & RICK EGUSQUIZA
    Desperate to stay out of jail, bad boy politi­cian JOHN EDWARDS begged his mistress and mother of his love child Rielle Hunter to cover up for him, but she flatly refused, sources say. In a bombshell exclusive hitting newsstands, The ENQUIRER reports a stunning new development in the ongoing Edwards saga, which has resulted in Rielle dumping him in his darkest hour.In a web exclusive preview, we can report that a close source said, “Rielle snapped at him, ‘I can’t help you! My only concern is raising our daughter.’ “John felt as if she’d stabbed him in the back.”That behind-the-scenes...
  • Edwards' reputation probably beyond repair

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

    05/31/2011 3:02:27 PM PDT · by CharlyFord · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2011 | NEDRA PICKLER and MIKE BAKER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former presidential candidate John Edwards and federal prosecutors are arguing over whether funds used to cover up his extramarital affair were campaign contributions or just gifts from his longtime friends.
  • John Edwards: A jerk, not a felon (Barf Alert)

    05/28/2011 9:26:23 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 27 2011 | Ruth Marcus
    As far as Im concerned, John Edwards is pond scum. Last I checked, thats not a crime.
  • John Edwards could have been president

    05/26/2011 7:46:31 AM PDT · by SmithL · 46 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/26/11 | Debra J. Saunders
    Politico reports that the U.S. Attorney in Raleigh is getting ready to indict John Edwards on felony campaign finance charges. This might be a good time to remember that -- after all the bellyaching about John McCain picking the dangerous Sarah Palin to be a heart-beat from the presidency in 2008 -- that John Forbes Kerry did likewise with Edwards in 2004.
  • John Edwardes rolls the dice

    05/26/2011 7:04:14 AM PDT · by libstripper · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | May 26, 2011 | Ben Smith
    Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards appears ready to gamble on a high-stakes confrontation in federal court in a case that will pit his ravaged reputation and self-admittedly abominable behavior against a government case Edwards camp sees as relying on unreliable witnesses and hazy law. Two sources familiar with the case confirmed to POLITICO Tuesday that the U.S. Attorney in Raleigh has signaled that he is on the brink of indicting Edwards on felony campaign finance charges linked to his cover-up of the affair that destroyed his marriage and his political career. Justice Department officials declined to comment on the...
  • Lawyer: Edwards in a 'Whole Heap of Trouble'

    05/25/2011 10:33:13 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 28 replies
    AP/YouTube ^ | May 25 2011 | AP Video
    Federal prosecutors have completed a wide-ranging investigation into John Edwards' political dealings and could indict the two-time presidential candidate within days, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
  • AP source: Edwards could be indicted within days

    05/25/2011 10:16:00 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2011 | MIKE BAKER and GARY D. ROBERTSON
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have completed a wide-ranging investigation into John Edwards' political dealings and could indict the two-time presidential candidate within days, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday. Edwards could still strike a plea deal to avoid an indictment, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the case's sensitivity.
  • Sources: Edwards investigation close to wrapping up

    05/25/2011 4:06:32 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 17 replies · 1+ views
    WRALNews.com ^ | 5/25/2011 | Kelcey Carlson
    Raleigh, N.C. The investigation into former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards' affair and campaign finances is coming to a conclusion. Sources told WRAL News on Tuesday that a major development would occur in the next two weeks. It could be an indictment or perhaps a plea deal. Sources said it's unlikely that prosecutors would walk away from the case. The investigation appears to have zeroed in on money from a 100-year-old campaign supporter and attempts to hide Edwards' affair with a campaign staffer. Former Edwards aide Andrew Young wrote in his tell-all book, "The Politician," that heiress Rachel "Bunny"...
  • US Green-Lights Prosecution for of John Edwards for Alleged Campaign Law Violations

    05/24/2011 9:33:09 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 24, 2011 | James Hill
    The United States Department of Justice has green-lighted the prosecution of former presidential candidate John Edwards for alleged violations of campaign laws while he tried to cover up an extra-marital affair, ABC News has learned. A source close to the case said Edwards is aware that the government intends to seek an indictment and that the former senator from North Carolina is now considering his limited options. He could accept a plea bargain with prosecutors or face a potentially costly trial. Edwards has been the focus of a lengthy federal investigation focusing on hundreds of thousands of dollars allegedly provided...
  • You idiot! John Edwards rages at mistress Rielle Hunter for not destroying sex tape

    05/18/2011 10:10:09 AM PDT · by Parmenio · 106 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 18, 2011 | NA
    Furious John Edwards has allegedly vented his anger at mistress Rielle Hunter over the steamy sex video they made during his White House run. In an amazing outburst, the shamed politician reportedly exploded after a judge ruled portions of his testimony under oath would be made public. An insider said: 'John took his anger and frustrations out on Rielle. 'He screamed at Rielle, calling her an idiot for not destroying the tape, and yelling that she made a fool of him for talking him into making it,' a source told the National Enquirer. 'Rielle was in tears, and tried to...
  • 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...
  • John Edwards suicidal over possible jail time, magazine claims

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

    04/06/2011 10:27:44 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 165 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 4/6/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Disgraced politician John Edwards is said to be deeply depressed - to the point of being suicidal - over the prospect of a criminal trial that could end with him being jailed if found guilty. The 57-year-old former Presidential candidate reportedly told a close friend: 'I won't go to jail. I'd kill myself first!' He has lost 20lb in the last year and is a 'broken spirit,' reports the National Enquirer. According to the Enquirer, a close source said: 'I think John is suicidal. He knows that if he's indicted, prosecutors will try to get him to serve jail time...
  • John Edwards investigation: Charges near?

    02/15/2011 7:06:18 AM PST · by Hawk720 · 19 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | February 15, 2011 | Lisa Myers and Michael Austin
    A two-year grand jury investigation of John Edwards has reached a decisive point. Prosecutors believe they have a strong case, but have not yet gotten a green light from the Justice Department to charge the former presidential candidate, NBC News has learned. The issue: did Edwards violate election laws by trying to cover up his affair with a campaign videographer, Rielle Hunter. Sources close to the investigation say Justice Department attorneys are now conducting a final review of evidence, and an indictment could come within days or weeks. In what could be an ominous development for Edwards, prosecutors already are...
  • Grand jury probes what Edwards knew about spending

    01/17/2011 12:27:08 PM PST · by nuconvert · 23 replies
    A federal criminal investigation targeting John Edwards is examining how much the two-time presidential candidate knew about money used to cover up his extramarital affair and out-of-wedlock child and whether he had other practices that pushed the bounds of campaign finance laws, people involved in the case have told The Associated Press.
  • John Edwards proposed to mistress Rielle Hunter -- just weeks after wife Elizabeth dies: report

    01/07/2011 9:24:04 AM PST · by presidio9 · 43 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, January 7th 2011 | Aliyah Shahid
    John Edwards has asked his mistress and baby mama, Rielle Hunter, to marry him -- just weeks after burying his wife, who lost a courageous battle to breast cancer, the National Enquirer reported on Thursday. Over the holidays, the disgraced ex-presidential candidate introduced his three children, Cate, 28, Emma Claire, 12, and Jack, 10, to the blonde campaign videographer. And to top it off, Hunter, 46, told Edwards' kids to "Call me Mommy," a source told the tabloid. While the National Enquirer first broke the story of the affair between the disgraced ex-presidential candidate and Hunter, they've gotten the bit...
  • Reports: John Edwards engaged to Rielle Hunter

    01/06/2011 5:16:19 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies
    Reports: John Edwards engaged to Rielle Hunter By: Jennifer Epstein January 6, 2011 06:18 PM EST Former presidential candidate John Edwards is engaged to longtime mistress Rielle Hunter, according to a report. The Jan. 17 issue of the National Enquirers says that the ex-North Carolina senator asked the mother of his lovechild to marry him only three weeks after burying his wife, Elizabeth, who died from cancer. The couple is said to be tying the knot some time this summer. A copy of Elizabeth Edwards last will and testament made public on Wednesday left all her possessions to their three...
  • John Edwards Has Proposed to Rielle Hunter, National Enquirer Says

    01/06/2011 4:03:52 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 66 replies
    AOL News ^ | January 6, 2011 | Christopher Weber
    John Edwards has proposed to his mistress Rielle Hunter, The National Enquirer reported Thursday. A source told the tabloid that the disgraced former senator asked Hunter to marry him shortly after issuing a statement last year admitting that he was the father of her daughter, Frances Quinn. Edwards, a one-time presidential candidate, "is buying a luxury $3.5 million beachfront home where they can live happily ever after with their love child," the Enquirer said. The couple will wed this summer, according to the tabloid. It was the Enquirer that first broke the story of the affair between Edwards and Hunter,...
  • Elizabeth Edwards leaves John Edwards out of her will

    01/06/2011 7:15:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 1/5/11 6:03 PM EST | Jennifer Epstein
    Elizabeth Edwards left everything to her children and made not a single mention of her philandering husband John in the will she signed just days before her death. Edwards lost her six-year battle with breast cancer on Dec. 7 and, in a last will and testament dated Dec. 1, made clear that her three children - and, by omission, not John Edwards - were to be the beneficiaries of her estate. The former vice presidential candidate and North Carolina senators name appears nowhere in the will. All of my furniture, furnishings, household goods, jewelry, china, silverware and personal effects and...
  • Elizabeth Edwards cut estranged husband John Edwards out of will week before she died

    01/05/2011 9:24:13 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies
    Ny Daily News ^ | Jan. 5, 2011 | Corky Siemaszko
    Elizabeth Edwards cut her louse of a spouse out of her will - less than a week before she died. The wronged wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards, who died last month after a courageous battle with breast cancer, left everything in her sole possession to their three children. "All of my furniture, furnishings, household goods, jewelry, china, silverware and personal effects and any automobiles owned by me at the time of my death I give and bequeath to my children," the will says. Edwards' eldest daughter Cate, a lawyer, was named as the executor of the will, according...
  • Elizabeth Edwards 3-pronged plan of revenge against John Edwards

    12/28/2010 7:57:41 PM PST · by libh8er · 155 replies · 24+ views
    Examiner ^ | 12.28.2010 | Ruth Houston
    Before she died, Elizabeth Edwards carefully crafted a devastating 3-pronged plan of revenge to punish John Edwards for betraying her with Rielle Hunter, and then lying about it for months before finally telling her the truth. See How to Get a Cheater to Tell You the Truth about His Affair If the details in the National Enquirer are to be believed, Elizabeth used her parting statements to John on her deathbed, the arrangements for her funeral, and the amendments to her will to ensure that John Edwards will pay for cheating on her for the rest of his life. A...
  • Elizabeth Edwards got her revenge on John Edwards before she died

    12/28/2010 12:03:21 PM PST · by presidio9 · 198 replies · 7+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | December 20th, 2010 | Ruth Houston
    No Forgiveness for John Edwards The National Enquirer reports that when John Edwards realized that the end was near he begged his betrayed wife for forgiveness, but Elizabeth refused to relent. On her deathbed, a hurt, angry Elizabeth screamed at John, saying You ruined my life Ill NEVER forgive you! Reports say that John Edwards repeatedly broke down in tears, and actually doubled over with grief at Elizabeths bedside. But she showed John no remorse. Nothing he said could change Elizabeths mind. The only concession Elizabeth was willing to grant her cheating husband was to pray with him that...
  • John Not a Speaker at Elizabeth Edwards Funeral

    12/10/2010 3:06:26 PM PST · by ColdOne · 24 replies · 1+ views
    cbsnews.com ^ | , Dec. 10, 2010 | Elaine Quijano.
    Mourners will hear tributes from her daughter and two close friends - but not her estranged husband, former senator and presidential and vice presidential candidate John Edwards
  • Any Live Reports from Elizabeth Edwards' funeral? (vanity)

    12/11/2010 9:17:31 AM PST · by pillut48 · 5 replies
    12-11-10
    Keeping all of you who are protesting against the evil Westboro "Baptist Church" folks who are spreading their garbage at Edwards' funeral...be safe, and God bless you all for helping her children and family members say their final goodbyes without having to deal with Fred Phelps and the WBC. Wish I could be there, but am there in spirit. Thank you all!
  • Elizabeth Edwards' funeral draws Westboro Baptist Church protest

    12/10/2010 1:01:45 AM PST · by South40 · 46 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | December 9th, 2010 | Michael Stone
    Wednesday the Westboro Baptist Church announced plans to protest the funeral of Elizabeth Edwards. Edwards, the estranged wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards, died Tuesday after a six-year battle with cancer. The Westboro Baptist Church sent out a press release condemning Edwards and her family, and announcing the group's plan to protest her funeral at the Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • What is John Edwards Thinking Tonight?

    12/07/2010 5:14:25 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 108 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Content ^ | December 7, 2010 | Ron Hart
    Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of former Democratic North Carolina Senator and Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards died today, at the age of 61, after a grueling six year battle against cancer. Edwards, it was announced yesterday, learned over the Thanksgiving holiday that her cancer had spread to her liver. Her doctors recently advised Edwards against further treatment and she returned home to be surrounded by her family as she passed. Edwards faced not only cancer, but public humiliation when it was revealed that her husband carried on an affair while she was sick with campaign aide Rielle Hunter; an...
  • Elizabeth Edwards dead at age 61

    12/07/2010 2:03:45 PM PST · by jern · 279 replies · 4+ views
    WRAL News has learned that Elizabeth Edwards passed away late Tuesday afternoon.
  • Elizabeth Edwards gravely ill with cancer

    12/06/2010 3:41:23 PM PST · by maggief · 145 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | December 6, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) Elizabeth Edwards is gravely ill and doctors have told her she only has weeks to live, according to a family friend who is among those who have gathered with Edwards at her North Carolina home. The family issued a statement Monday that said doctors have told her that further treatment for her cancer would be unproductive, and the family friend further described Edwards' condition to The Associated Press.
  • Elizabeth Edwards's Cancer Spreads

    12/06/2010 1:43:51 PM PST · by Justaham · 31 replies
    Elizabeth Edwards's cancer fight has taken a turn for the worse, with the disease spreading to her liver and doctors recommending against additional treatment. "Elizabeth has been advised by her doctors that further treatment of her cancer would be unproductive. She is resting at home with family and friends," the Edwards family says in a statement to PEOPLE. On Monday, Edwards, 61, posted a Facebook message to her friends. "I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope," she writes. "These graces have...
  • Elizabeth Edwards seriously ill

    12/06/2010 1:40:34 PM PST · by Baladas · 47 replies
    WRAL ^ | December 6, 2010 | WRAL staff
    Chapel Hill, N.C. Elizabeth Edwards' cancer has spread, and her health has deteriorated, multiple sources told WRAL News Monday. Edwards, 61, the wife of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, was briefly hospitalized recently, but she is now at home, and her family and friends are lending their support. She was first diagnosed with cancer in the final weeks of the 2004 presidential campaign, when her husband, who was at the time a U.S. senator from North Carolina, was the Democratic nominee for vice president. The couple didn't disclose her illness until after the election
  • No Conflict? NPR's Nina Totenberg Takes on John Edwards Daughter As Summer Intern. (2007)

    10/23/2010 6:05:33 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 20 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 03, 2007a | Tim Graham
    National Public Radio reporter Nina Totenberg -- legendary (or infamous) for championing Anita Hill's unsubstantiated sexual harassment charges against Clarence Thomas, and then yawning at all harassment claims against Bill Clinton -- is hiring the daughter of liberal Democrat presidential candidate John Edwards as a summer intern...
  • EDWARDS GAG ORDER ISSUED!

    10/22/2010 8:15:14 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 11 replies
    The ENQUIRER has learned that the judge in the JOHN EDWARDS- RIELLE-HUNTER sex tape war has issued a gag order meaning all lips MUST BE sealed OR ELSE! In Hillsborough, North Carolina where the legal war is waging, Superior Court Judge Carl Fox want to make sure pre-trial testimony and a certain sex tape featuring the disgraced two-time Presidential loser John Edwards and his then-pregnant with his love child mistress Rielle Hunter isn't screened on your TV anytime soon - whether on Nightline or a Pay-For-View Sex-vent. "Once this is out, it's out. There's not a whole lot for me...
  • The New Dichotomy

    10/19/2010 1:06:40 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | Fringeelements via shamwowthesenutz
    Here is a video explaining the true differences between how conservatives and liberals think. A must-watch for anyone trying to explain the political divide.
  • THE SAD FINAL DAYS OF ELIZABETH EDWARDS

    10/17/2010 11:04:35 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 56 replies · 1+ views
    "I have stage 4 cancer and I'm dying." With those brave words, ELIZABETH EDWARDS acknowledged for the first time that she is losing her battle with advanced breast cancer. In a dramatic public statement to a luncheon audience on Oct. 7, courageous Elizabeth confirmed a recent ENQUIRER article that her treatments have not been successful. "The outlook for me is pretty dim unless there are great breakthroughs," said the 61-year-old estranged wife of disgraced presidential candidate John Edwards. In The ENQUIRER issue that went on sale Sept. 23, we reported that Elizabeth appeared to be "losing her brave battle" and...
  • Feds Issue New Subpoenas in John Edwards' Sex Scandal Investigation

    10/07/2010 10:40:17 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    ABC News/U.S. ^ | Oct. 6, 2010 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    An investigation into whether John Edwards illegally funneled funds from his presidential campaign to cover up an affair with a staffer who bore his love child intensified this week, as federal investigators subpoenaed a host of new witnesses to appear before a grand jury, sources close to the investigation s
  • More subpoenas issued in John Edwards investigation

    10/06/2010 9:54:56 PM PDT · by freespirited · 14 replies
    WRAL ^ | 10/5/10
    A federal grand jury in Raleigh has issued a number of new subpoenas in its investigation of two-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, his attorney said Wednesday... The grand jury has been investigating for more than a year whether any money from the Edwards campaign was used illegally to hide his affair with Rielle Hunter. Hunter, a campaign staffer hired to produce promotional videos, gave birth to Edwards' daughter in February 2008. Andrew Young, a former Edwards aide, claimed to be the father of the child during the 2008 campaign. Edwards admitted to the affair after dropping out of the...
  • How Bill Clinton Got His Sweet, Sweet Revenge on John Edwards

    09/27/2010 4:37:24 PM PDT · by lbryce · 46 replies
    Gawker ^ | September 27, 2010 | Staff
    Bill Clinton is pretty content nowadays. He's rich, his initiative is soaring, the White House needs him. This is happiness. But never underestimate his love for acting on ancient grudges, as he did with sex pariah John Edwards in 2008. In a lengthy profile of Clinton and how his life is perfect now, Politico slips in this nugget about how Clinton, via his longtime personal aide Doug Band, reacted to John Edwards' sad plea for support following the outing of his affair with Rielle Hunter in 2008: In 2008, John Edwards called, seeking a statement of support from Clinton...
  • Estranged aide to John Edwards reaches movie deal

    07/16/2010 8:12:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/16/10 | MIKE BAKER
    Estranged aide to John Edwards reaches movie dealBy MIKE BAKER 9:18 a.m., Friday, July 16, 2010 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - An insider's account of John Edwards' affair and the lengths he went to hide his mistress will be developed into a movie, a former aide to the two-time presidential candidate said Thursday. Andrew Young said that he has reached a deal with writer and producer Aaron Sorkin. He declined to discuss the terms of the agreement, but Sorkin confirmed he had acquired the rights to Young's book, "The Politician." "This is a first-hand account of an extraordinary story filled with...
  • Iowahawk: The Two Randy Vicars

    07/13/2010 4:29:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Iowahawk | July 13, 2010 | David Burge
    The Two Randy Vicars from Baudy Tales for the Indifcreet Gentleman (ca. 1710) by AnonymousIt happened that in Washingtown-on-Beltway there once ministered to the shire folk two vicars of remarkable and resolute piety. Polite history shall record their names and peerages as the Reverend John St. Edwards, Lord Plaintiff of Durham, and the Reverend Albert des Gores II, Earl Carbonet of Greenhouse. Continued
  • Lawyers Fight for Profits from John Edwards Sex Tape

    07/08/2010 12:23:31 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | July 8, 2010 | Staff
    HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. During the latest episode of the battle over a sex tape showing ex-presidential candidate John Edwards being less than presidential, Judge Carl Fox stopped with a quizzical look. Rielle Hunter, a campaign videographer with whom Edwards had an extramarital affair and a child, claims the tape is hers and wants it back from Andrew Young, the former Edwards aide who wrote a tell-all book about the politician's quest for the White House. At a hearing in Orange County Superior Court on Wednesday, lawyers for Young argued that Hunter had no claim to it. They contended the video...
  • Political Secrets Request List

    06/24/2010 3:31:51 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 24, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Most political secrets are eventually revealed. Unfortunately it often happens years after the events actually happened. One example was an extra-marital affair in which 1940 Republican presidential nominee, Wendell Wilkie, was engaged in. Few knew about this affair until about 40 years later when secret recordings were made available of President Franklin D. Roosevelt chuckling over this situation with cronies in the White House. Oh, and those FDR White House recordings, another political secret, were themselves not revealed until decades after they were made. Unfortunately your humble correspondent doesn't have the patience (or maybe even the lifespan) to wait for...
  • Former senator John Edwards goes underground after affair scandal

    06/19/2010 6:54:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies · 1,182+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | June 18, 2010 | BY Aliyah Shahid
    Poof! And then he was gone. John Edwards, the former presidential contender and Democratic poster child, has vanished from the national scene in a self-imposed exile after embarrassing revelations about his affair with Rielle Hunter. The former senator rarely strays far from his North Carolina home, spending his time visiting his kids and meeting with legal advisers. Very few who previously worked with Edwards have spoken to him. According to local law enforcement officials, Edwards used to stop by local bars, sip on white wine and flirt with single women. Those visits have stopped over the past six weeks. According...
  • 'The Politician' made me want to keep the lights on at bedtime

    05/07/2010 3:05:20 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 8 replies · 544+ views
    Deseret News ^ | May 3, 2010 | Lee Benson
    Bookstores won't be filing "The Politician" in the horror section, but they should. It's the first book I've read since "Christine" that made me want to keep the lights on when I went to bed. It's about John Edwards, the man who would be president, and the infidelity scandal that brought him down. Andrew Young, Edwards' longtime aide and eventually spurned confidant, is the author. That alone might make the content suspect former employees with an ax to grind do not make the most objective storytellers. But then there's the fact that Young himself comes off as a total...
  • Rielle Hunter: I was helping John Edwards find his 'authentic self' (BARF)

    04/29/2010 12:34:40 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 79 replies · 1,949+ views
    CNN ^ | April 29, 2010
    Despite many people telling her it wasnt the best idea to sit down with Oprah Winfrey for an interview, Rielle Hunter - politician John Edwards' mistress - decided to do it anyway. "I feel in my heart its the right thing to do," Hunter said Thursday, especially now that "Johnny," as she calls him, has admitted paternity of their daughter, Frances Quinn. Hunter said she wanted to set the facts straight about who she is, and that while she understands the judgment that has been heaped upon her, she doesnt see herself as a home wrecker or gold digger, she...
  • VANITY: Rielle Hunter on "Oprah" today Thursday at 4pm ET (Pass the Popcorn!!)

    04/29/2010 12:23:07 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 11 replies · 446+ views
    Just saw the ad on TV...........
  • John Edwards: My part in his downfall

    04/05/2010 8:54:20 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 23 replies · 1,946+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Andrew Young
    Late on a spring afternoon last year, my wife, Cheri, and I went to watch our eight-year-old son, Brody, play in the last baseball game of the season. Out on the field was the man who had once promised me the brightest future I could imagine and then abandoned me to national disgrace. He was hiding behind his sunglasses, talking to his son, Jack. Cheri and I sat alone, ignored, as the other parents chatted. Jack and his sister, Emma Claire, who used to play with our kids, looked at us with confusion in their eyes, and we overheard one...
  • Rielle Hunter bares all in first interview about affair with John Edwards

    03/15/2010 8:56:18 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 30 replies · 1,766+ views
    NY Post ^ | 3/15/2010 | JEREMY OLSHAN
    John Edwards' mistress has revealed for the first time how the illicit lovers fell in lust and slept together the night they met -- and claims the presidential candidate predicted the wild romp would cause his premature ejection from politics. "Falling in love with you could really f- - - up my plans for becoming president," Edwards told vixen videographer Rielle Hunter after their sexual tryst at Manhattan's Regency hotel in February 2006.
  • Edwards mistress didn't want him to run for prez

    03/15/2010 6:34:44 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies · 999+ views
    hosted ^ | Mar 15
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- John Edwards' mistress Rielle Hunter didn't want him to run for president and considered it "reckless" for him to stay in the race after his wife's cancer returned, she said in an interview released Monday. Hunter, in her first interview since Edwards admitted to the affair in 2008, told GQ magazine she and the former U.S. senator from North Carolina have been in love from February 2006 until now. Hunter said she told him he shouldn't run for the White House and suggested he at least wait until April 2007 because her intuition and astrology suggested...