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  • Edwards Admits Affair

    08/08/2008 11:57:31 AM PDT · by JennysCool · 764 replies · 2,562+ views
    ABC News ^ | 08-08-08 | ABC News
    ABC Radio news just announced Sen. John Edwards will admit to the affair with Rielle Hunter in an interview with the network, but insists the child is not his. We return you to your regularly-scheduled FReeping.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-24-08 (John Edwards Scandal Causes Leftwing Angst)

    07/24/2008 3:54:50 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 69 replies · 241+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 24, 2008 | DUmmies, KOmmies, and PJ-Comix
    Picture the scene from the DUkes of Hazzard. Same theme music. Only instead of the sheriff chasing the Dukes' Dodge Charger, it is reporters from the National Enquirer chasing John Edwards all around the basement of the Beverly Hilton with the chase ending up in a restroom where the Breck Girl remained trapped for 15 minutes until rescued by hotel security. In case you haven't heard about this Edwards scandal, here is an excerpt from the National Enquirer STORY: Edwards went out of the hotel briefly with Rielle, they were observed by the NATIONAL ENQUIRER and then went back...
  • Edwards Says No To VP Spot!

    05/16/2008 9:01:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 144+ views
    KEYC-TV ^ | May 16, 2008
    John Edwards says he's not interested in becoming vice president...The former presidential candidate told the press his wishes last night in New York City. Edwards was in the city receiving an award from demos, a liberal policy research center. On Wednesday Edwards endorsed democrat presidential nominee Barack Obama. The fresh support helped add to Obama's overall delegate count. (Watch the Video)
  • Edwards Questions Obama’s Masculinity

    02/16/2008 7:56:52 AM PST · by jdm · 78 replies · 121+ views
    Outside the Beltway ^ | Feb. 15, 2008 | by James Joyner
    Mark Halperin reports that John Edwards “has real questions about [Barack] Obama’s toughness, his readiness for the office. He has real doubts about Obama, not just as a president, but as a general election candidate.” Apparently, Edwards summed this up with a one-word epithet that is also used to describe kitty cats and female sex parts.Halperin has subsequently apologized for his “lack of judgment” repeating said word on live radio but Ace thinks he should instead apologize for “a stunning lack of irony.”If nothing else, this should give Ann Coulter some new material.
  • Breaking News >> AP: John Edwards to Quit Democratic Presidential Race

    01/30/2008 6:05:47 AM PST · by SE Mom · 203 replies · 21,705+ views
    Fox News ^ | 30 January 2008
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  • Edwards Calls for Quick Pullout of Troops Training Iraqi Forces

    01/01/2008 7:04:31 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 34 replies · 199+ views
    nytimes ^ | 01/02/08 | MICHAEL R. GORDON
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa — John Edwards says that if elected president he would withdraw the American troops who are training the Iraqi army and police as part of a broader plan to remove virtually all American forces within 10 months.
  • Merry Pandering Christmas! (With Video)

    12/23/2007 5:19:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 574+ views
    The Sundries Shack ^ | December 23, 2007
    Mark Steyn’s review of the candidate’s Christmas campaign messages is a must-read today because it’s likely to be the funniest thing you’ll see all day. Here’s a taste: John Edwards’s message is the usual Dickensian affair about the two Americas. I forget the details, but the upshot is that one America is a land of spindly emaciated Tiny Tims with barely three farthings to rub together for their next cup of gruel, while the other’s a marshmallow world where Dick Cheney, high on wassail, shoots a brace of turducken out of season, and then chows down as the Radio City...
  • Elizabeth Edwards says shopping for U.S.-made toys is a challenge

    12/21/2007 11:46:15 PM PST · by Baladas · 36 replies · 179+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 21, 2007 | Associated Press staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Elizabeth Edwards says avoiding the "Made in China" label on toys is not exactly child's play. With millions of recalls rolling in this year because of lead in toys, Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards vowed during a debate there would be no Chinese made gifts under his Christmas tree. But, the former North Carolina senator says he immediately had to check with his wife to make sure he was right. The Edwards campaign says the kids will be unwrapping U.S.-made toys, but wouldn't get into the specifics as not to spoil anyone's gifts.
  • Haircut Charity Attracts Edwards

    12/04/2007 2:13:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 292+ views
    Breitbart ^ | December 3, 2007 | DAVID TIRRELL-WYSOCKI
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Presidential hopeful John Edwards inadvertently made the late night comedy shows this year when his campaign spending reports included two $400 haircuts. Now Mrs. Edwards has joined other candidates helping a Concord hair stylist who wants to turn the controversy into help for a good cause. David Holden owns Hair Biz on Main Street, a couple of doors away from an Edwards campaign office. After the Democratic former senator's haircut made news last spring, Holden challenged presidential hopefuls to come in for $400 haircuts of their own, promising to donate all of the proceeds to autism...
  • John Edwards Talks Tough on Clinton, Limbaugh, Big Oil

    11/28/2007 9:13:00 PM PST · by writer33 · 137 replies · 226+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | 11/28/07 | Chris Davis
    Bow, NH—No longer satisfied with having an upbeat tone, John Edwards is ready to draw blood on the campaign trail, flogging any opponent that gets in his way. During his campaign, he plans to punch harder, especially when addressing Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, talk show radio host Rush Limbaugh, and big oil. "Hillary continues to defend a system that does not work, that is broken, that is rigged, and is corrupt," Edwards said. “And if you think I’m going to let an emasculating woman become President of the United States, then you’re out of your mind." Critics say that he...
  • Could the next President be even scarier?Think the world will be safer with George Bush gone?(Barf)

    11/15/2007 10:17:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 213+ views
    Chowk Blog ^ | October 31, 2007 | Luiza Savage
    As part of her job at an influential national security think tank, Julianne Smith brings politicians and senior policy-makers from all over Europe to Washington for candid closed-door meetings with the policy advisers to the candidates vying to replace President George W. Bush. The Europeans usually arrive eager to discuss the coming era that some are dubbing "AB" — "After Bush." That is the highly anticipated period beginning on Jan. 20, 2009, in which a newly sworn-in American president, chastened by the troubles in Iraq and by the scorn of allies who say the Bush White House flouted international law,...
  • John Edwards Offers Alternative to New York Illegal Immigrant Licensing Plan

    11/04/2007 8:18:30 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 28 replies · 104+ views
    FoxNews ^ | November 04, 2007 | Aaron Bruns
    WASHINGTON — John Edwards on Sunday said he opposes a new program in New York to give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, but the Democratic presidential candidate offered much the same plan for establishing a licensing system as his chief rival and party primary frontrunner, Hillary Clinton. The former North Carolina senator, who unequivocally supported issuing driver's licenses to illegals when he was running for vice president in 2004, said that it should be up to the states to decide whether to issue licenses to illegals. However, once a national comprehensive immigration reform plan is passed into law, any illegal...
  • Fred Thompson visits NBC's "Meet the Press," which nears its 60th anniversary (Tomorrow Morning!)

    11/03/2007 9:46:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 186+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | Saturday, November 3, 2007 | Hal Boedeker
    A look at the Sunday morning chat circuit ... Former Sen. Fred Thompson visits NBC's "Meet the Press." Of special note, the program is reaching its 60th anniversary. It debuted on Nov. 20, 1947, and is the world's longest-running TV program. It airs at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. Former President George H.W. Bush will talk to "Fox News Sunday." It airs at 9 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. Sen Joseph Biden will take questions on CBS' "Face the Nation." It airs at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. Another guest will be Mark Penn, who is a strategist for Sen. Hillary...
  • Why The Media Is So Afraid of Fred Thompson

    10/15/2007 11:20:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 128+ views
    Web Commentary ^ | October 15, 2007 | Andrew T. Durham
    Not being in the middle of it all gives me a rather unique advantage. That means I have no one to answer to for my views. I just watch things, and then I talk about them. In other words, this means I don’t have to lie about my biases in order to keep some false sense of objectivity alive for the gullible. In other words, I’m no Chris Matthews. Let me start then with the current batch of presidential hopefuls: Folks - meaning the current Republican candidates - you really need to watch out for Fred Thompson. None of you...
  • Elizabeth Edwards: 'Betray us' ad unfair

    09/15/2007 9:23:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1,964+ views
    The Des Moines Register | September 15, 2007 | Tony Leys Cannot be posted due to copyright issues.
  • Edwards Buys Ad to Rebut Bush on Iraq

    09/14/2007 3:56:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 606+ views
    Townhall ^ | September 13, 2007 | Nedra Pickler
    In the clamor of Democrats assailing President Bush on Iraq, presidential candidate John Edwards has found a way to be heard after Bush addresses the nation Thursday night: He's buying time for a rebuttal. Edwards has bought two minutes of air time on MSNBC, scheduled to air after Bush's 15-minute televised speech from the White House at 9 p.m. EDT. Bush is expected to announce plans to reduce the American troop presence in Iraq by up to 30,000 by next summer, but say that he will condition those and further cuts on continued progress. "Unfortunately, the president is pressing on...
  • Ties to lender may cost Edwards: Company’s subprime loans, home foreclosures trouble supporters

    09/11/2007 8:10:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 715+ views
    The State ^ | September 9, 2007 | AARON GOULD SHEININ
    A subprime lender with ties to Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards has moved to foreclose on more than 130 homes in South Carolina since the S.C. native went to work for its parent company, an analysis of courthouse records shows. The lender, Green Tree Financial, also was once the subject of a $30 million class-action verdict involving thousands of South Carolinians. Edwards’ ties to the company are disquieting to some supporters of the North Carolinian. On the campaign trail, Edwards has insisted he is the champion of lower-income families. Edwards’ ties to Green Tree also could hurt him with voters...
  • Thompson, Edwards Lead in North Carolina

    06/09/2007 4:48:35 PM PDT · by Politicalmom · 13 replies · 575+ views
    Angus-Reid Global Monitor ^ | June 10, 2007 | Poll
    (Angus Reid Global Monitor) - Fred Thompson is the most popular United States presidential contender for Republican Party supporters in North Carolina, according to a poll by Public Policy Polling. 37 per cent of respondents in the Tar Heel State would vote for the actor and former Tennessee senator in the 2008 primary. Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is second with 25 per cent, followed by Arizona senator John McCain with 14 per cent, and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney also with 14 per cent. In the sample of Democratic Party supporters, former North Carolina senator John Edwards...
  • Unions to endorse Edwards (United Steelworkers and United Mine Workers of America)

    09/03/2007 1:02:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 474+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 3, 2007 | Jesse J. Holland
    Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is getting the endorsement of two unions, the United Steelworkers and the United Mine Workers of America, on Labor Day. Edwards is scheduled to be in Pittsburgh, home of the Steelworkers' international headquarters, for a Monday rally and will accept the endorsements there. "The members of the Steelworkers Union and the Mine Workers union are some of the country's hardest-working, bravest, most courageous workers," Edwards said. "It is their tireless hard work which has helped build a stronger America that benefits all of us. I honor what they do every day." The former senator from...
  • Elizabeth Edwards Responds To Attack Over Parenting Skills (Mom Blogger Chastises Elizabeth Edwards)

    08/28/2007 6:39:54 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies · 1,472+ views ^ | August 28, 2007 |
    Elizabeth Edwards Responds to Attack Over Parenting Skills August 28, 2007 7:36 PM ABC News Sunlen Miller Reports: Elizabeth Edwards is taking some heat about her parenting skills from the mom-friendly website "Silicon Valley Moms Blog." Blogger "Rebecca" wrote a fiery tirade on the site Monday morning attacking Mrs. Edwards choice to bring her two small children, Jack and Emma Claire, on the campaign trail with her while her husband, John Edwards runs for president. "…. you are being a terrible mother, forcing your young children, who should be in SCHOOL, to ride in buses and talk to the press...
  • Countdown begins for real in America's first billion-dollar presidential campaign

    08/28/2007 12:53:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 351+ views
    The Times of London ^ | August 27, 2007 | Tim Reid
    In five days most Americans will begin enjoying their long Labor Day weekend - the traditional end of summer - in the usual way: barbecuing, a final trip to the beach and watching sport. A strange group of nearly 20, however, will fan out across Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two states in the presidential nominating process. They will trudge through cornfields and scamper from diners to town halls and school gymnasiums. They will lavish praise on their audiences and tell voters in each state - two of the whitest and least populated in America - why they are...
  • Obama camp: Clinton obsessed with GOP "attack machine"

    08/26/2007 10:13:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies · 1,401+ views
    The Hill ^ | August 24, 2007 | Klaus Marre
    A top adviser for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said Friday that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), the front-runner for her party’s presidential nomination, is obsessed “with what she calls the Republican attack machine.” “I think we need a candidate who is obsessed with unifying this country again,” said Obama adviser David Axelrod. He added that Obama could break “the sort of decades-long battle we’ve had over this jagged divide — red state, blue state, American against American — and try to bring people together and attract disaffected Republicans and attract independent voters so that we could build not just a...
  • John Edwards Hits Hillary Clinton as Part of Corrupt Washington Establishment

    08/23/2007 12:44:51 PM PDT · by teddyballgame · 74 replies · 1,638+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 8/23/07 | Staff
    "The American people deserve to know that their presidency is not for sale. The Lincoln Bedroom is not for rent," Edwards said to applause, referencing a Clinton-era controversy in which high-dollar donors were allowed to stay in the White House's famed bedroom. He said the past isn't going to solve today's problems or "a corrupt a corroded system." "Those wed to the policies of the '70s, '80s or the '90s are wedded to the past, ideas and policies that are tired, shopworn and obsolete. We will find no answers there," he said. Clinton served as first lady during most of...
  • Once and Always Trial Lawyer: The lamentable Edwards campaign.

    08/21/2007 7:46:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 953+ views
    The National Review ^ | August 21, 2007 | Rich Lowry
    Francois de La Rochefoucauld had a point when he said, in his frequently quoted formulation, that hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue. In the case of John Edwards, however, hypocrisy is simply a way of life. The infamous $400 haircut — actually, some of his hairstyling sessions ran as much as $1,200 all told — wasn’t a freak embarrassment for a candidate so self-righteously devoted to the poor. It was part of a pattern so pervasive that it has become the defining aspect of Edwards’s candidacy. When he lambasted hedge funds for incorporating offshore to avoid or...
  • The man behind the haircut

    08/16/2007 9:47:56 PM PDT · by SmithL · 23 replies · 949+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/16/7 | Debra J. Saunders
    ELIZABETH EDWARDS complained to the Progressive magazine that anti-war critics such as Sen. Barack Obama are "behaving in a holier-than-thou" manner on Iraq. Too bad for Edwards that Obama opposed the war in Iraq in 2002, while her husband then-Sen. John Edwards - as well as Sens. Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and Christopher Dodd - voted for the Iraq war resolution. Holier-than-thou anti-war Democrats. Isn't that phrase redundant? Elizabeth Edwards now is more than John Edwards' wife. She has become his Spiro Agnew. Remember Agnew, President Richard M. Nixon's first vice president and designated hatchet man, known famously for dismissing...
  • Elizabeth Edwards Unplugged; Obama 'behaving in a holier-than-thou way'...

    08/13/2007 4:59:18 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 49 replies · 1,352+ views
    ABC ^ | 8/13/07
    ABC News' Sunlen Miller Reports: In an interview in August's edition of The Progressive magazine, Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former Senator John Edwards, D-N.C., takes candid shots at the other candidates battling for the Democratic nomination against her husband. "The problem for me with the other candidates is I don't know what it is that drives them," she explained, "I should think the president has to be somebody who has that kind of vision outside themselves." Mrs. Edwards praised her husband for apologizing for his vote in favor of the Iraq War, and questioned Senator Hillary Clinton's, D-N.Y., for not...
  • Edwards Lashes Out at Draft Revival

    08/11/2007 9:44:40 PM PDT · by DakotaRed · 38 replies · 1,265+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Aug. 11, 2007 | AP
    Said the Breck Girl today, Edwards, a former North Carolina senator said that Lute's remarks show "the true danger of the administration's breathtaking failures in Iraq and around the world," according to a campaign statement. "Now, instead of ending this war and doing what is right for our troops, their families and the nation, President Bush is floating the idea of a draft that would send more young Americans to Iraq," Edward said.
  • Elizabeth Edwards as Federal Lobbyist? (For homosexuals)

    08/09/2007 8:48:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 572+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | August 9, 2007 | Jason Horowitz
    I just got off a conference call with John Edwards' deputy campaign manager Jonathan Prince and two supporters in the LGBT community in which the campaign sought to portray Edwards as the Democratic field's best champion of gay rights ahead of tonight's debate on gay issues in Los Angeles. Predictably, most questions focused on gay marriage. Edwards, like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, does not support gay marriage but backs civil unions. For the most part, Prince ducked the question of why Edwards does not support marriage by emphasizing the candidate's advocacy for civil unions, which he called "an issue...
  • MSM Editorial Page Editor Observation of John Edwards as Phony Sparks Big Reaction

    08/08/2007 4:05:24 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies · 1,610+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 8, 2007 | P.J. Gladnick
    Most members of the Mainstream Media keep their opinions to themselves if they are uneasy about the character of any of the major Democrat candidates for president. One of the few who broke ranks in this area was Brad Warthen, the Editorial Page Editor of The State newspaper in South Carolina. Although Warthen's observations about Edwards originally appeared in his blog last February, it wasn't until it was written up yesterday as an editorial column,  Why I see John Edwards as a big phony, that it sparked an angry reaction from the Edwards campaign. Warthen's view of Edwards as a...
  • Elizabeth Edwards on campaign's troubles: 'We can't make John black, we can't make him a woman'...

    08/07/2007 1:03:21 PM PDT · by kik5150 · 111 replies · 4,545+ views
    Drudgereport ^ | 08/07/07 | kik5150
    Web video and social networks are two of the hottest technologies for Campaign '08. Video is ready for prime time, social networking is a relative unknown. Video arrived in 2006, when George Allen, then a Republican Virginia senator, called a rival staffer the crypto-racist slur "macaca." The clip of the incident helped tip the Senate to the Democrats. The Web can be liberating. "It's about bypassing the sieve of the mainstream media," says Elizabeth Edwards, wife and confidant of Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards. "The idea that you have people standing between you and the voter is diminished, and the...
  • The Beauty Contest (Puff Piece on Pink Sapphire aka John Edwards)

    08/07/2007 6:54:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 559+ views
    Esquire ^ | August 6, 2007 | Charles P. Pierce
    The cell phone rings, once, and you can barely hear it. An aide bends slightly at the waist, cupping his mouth and nodding, and it looks like one more unremarkable moment in an unremarkable night on the campaign trail. It is a spring night in New Hampshire. In a little less than a year, the country will begin the process of choosing to whom it will hand the job of repairing the wreckage of the past seven years. John Edwards has come to a place called Lala's, a restaurant in downtown Manchester specializing in Hungarian pastries that becomes quadrennially famous...
  • Why I see John Edwards as a big phony

    08/07/2007 6:02:44 AM PDT · by bilhosty · 10 replies · 841+ views ^ | agust 7.2007 | BRAD WARTHEN
    MONTHS ago, I observed on my blog that I think John Edwards is a phony — a make-believe Man of The People. It’s not so much that he’s lying when he says he wants to help One America — the Deserving Poor, whom he wants to vote for him — get what it has coming to it from the Other America (that of the Really Rich, to which he disarmingly admits he belongs). I think he believes it. But I don’t, and here’s why: Strike One: Sept. 16, 2003. The candidate was supposed to appear on a makeshift stage on...
  • John Edwards Wants Mandatory Health Insurance From Employers

    07/29/2007 4:38:08 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies · 1,400+ views
    John Edwards Wants Mandatory Health Insurance From Employers Sunday , July 29, 2007 CANTERBURY, N.H. — Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards says negotiating with insurers and pharmaceutical companies is not the best way to overhaul the health care system. Those groups will not give up their power voluntarily, the former North Carolina senator said Sunday. "I've been fighting these people my whole life and have beaten them my whole life," said Edwards, a former trial lawyer. "I think the time to talk to them is after you've beaten them."
  • Edwards bikes with Lance Armstrong: 'The biggest problem is my butt hurts'...

    07/25/2007 5:41:43 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 91 replies · 2,795+ views
    drudge ^ | 20070725 | drudge
    Edwards bikes with Lance Armstrong: 'The biggest problem is my butt hurts'... Then the link.

    07/23/2007 9:15:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 477+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | July 23, 2007 | Matt Drudge
    WHO WON THE DEM YOUTUBE DEBATE? Biden 10% 2,213 Clinton 14% 2,955 Dodd 5% 990 Edwards 5% 989 Gravel 7% 1,624 Kucinich 11% 2,388 Obama 41% 8,860 Richardson 8% 1,723 Total Votes: 21,742
  • Some Let Down After Edwards Stop In East Arkansas

    07/21/2007 9:22:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,302+ views
    KATV ^ | July 21, 2007
    Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards included Helena-West Helena in his recent eight-state tour focusing on poverty issues. But local leaders feel somewhat slighted. Mayor James Valley says Edwards' brief visit was disappointing. Valley says he had wanted to hear more about what Edwards envisioned for east Arkansas, and he had hoped to pitch to the former senator from North Carolina reasons why there should be more development in the state's struggling Delta region. The Reverend Julious McGruder of the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church said he was glad to have the chance to see a presidential candidate, but said he...
  • Attention Democrats ("Fairness Doctrine", Taxes, "HillaryCare" and the 2008 Elections)

    07/21/2007 2:30:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 835+ views
    The Baker County Standard (Florida) ^ | July 18, 2007 | Andrew C. ‘’Andy’’ Hefty
    In the interest of your fetish with the poorly named "Fairness Doctrine," I have decided to spend a little "equal time" giving the party of FDR some friendly advice. Free of charge. First and foremost, if you want to get into more power (after all, that’s the goal of every politician, right?), try standing for something. For the last thirty years, I have only heard of what you are opposed to. Opposing your opponent is no longer enough to convince voters what you plan to do with the power bestowed upon you by the "consent of the governed." You have...
  • John Edwards Says: Empirically, You Know I'm Strong!

    07/18/2007 3:12:00 PM PDT · by samtheman · 29 replies · 764+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | July 17, 2007 | Jason Horowitz
    During John Edwards’ remarks to an annual forum of his fellow trial lawyers in Chicago on Sunday, the former senator spoke passionately about civil justice issues, joked about “that little house that we have in North Carolina” and warned of “a very concerted, very orchestrated radical right agenda” to “hijack the jury system.” He also, ever so gently, made the political case for the viability of his presidential campaign. “It’s not enough for you to like a candidate,” said the former trial lawyer, tanned and comfortable in his sharp blue suit. “It’s not even enough for you to agree with...
  • (Elizabeth)Edwards Ad Touts Him As a Tough Guy

    07/18/2007 8:00:00 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 58 replies · 952+ views
    Townhall ^ | 07/18/2007
    Elizabeth Edwards tells voters her husband, Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards, is a tough guy "who can stare the worst in the face and not blink" in an ad set to start airing Wednesday in New Hampshire. Elizabeth Edwards, who makes frequent campaign stops in early voting states for her husband, appears in the ad that the campaign hopes will highlight the couple's marriage. "I have been blessed for the last 30 years to be married to the most optimistic person that I have ever met," she says as photographs from the campaign fade in and out. "But at the...
  • The Salon Interview: Elizabeth Edwards (barf alert!)

    07/17/2007 8:18:00 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies · 1,277+ views ^ | July 17, 2007 | Joan Walsh
    July 17, 2007 | Elizabeth Edwards is not wasting time. She cut through the fog of sympathy and second-guessing about her decision to continue campaigning for her husband, John Edwards, despite learning in March she had incurable breast cancer, simply by hitting the campaign trail hard. By most accounts she has always been the campaign's leading strategist and still is. But lately she has emerged as its leading risk taker, too. At the end of June she won the nation's attention -- and the gratitude of many -- for confronting right-wing provocateur Ann Coulter live on MSNBC's "Hardball," after Coulter...
  • Hair comes the groomed [John Edwards aka Pink Sapphire]

    07/16/2007 10:28:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 1,710+ views
    The Australian ^ | July 14, 2007 | Geoff Elliott
    Why does the elegant senator from North Carolina continue his run for the presidency? Washington correspondent Geoff Elliott reports: POOR John Edwards. He follows Barack Obama on the podium at a conference of mostly anti-war Democrats and it's like watching air whistle out of a balloon. Obama, a charismatic candidate for change in the mould of Bill Clinton and John F. Kennedy, has just worked the crowd brilliantly. Then Edwards walks in, a little later than scheduled at the Take Back America conference, thanks to an impromptu grab-and-grip show from Obama. Cameras are being pocketed again and seats resumed for...
  • Elizabeth Edwards decries beating death of Sacramento man

    07/16/2007 9:50:08 PM PDT · by Baladas · 22 replies · 1,400+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2007 | JASON DEAREN and Laura Kurtzman
    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. She appeared last month at a breakfast before San Francisco's gay pride parade, where she announced her support for gay marriage. The next day, her husband, John Edwards, said her position surprised even him. The former North Carolina Sen. opposes gay marriage but supports civil unions. Her speech Saturday to the...
  • Man Snoozes During John Edwards's ABC Town Hall...Then Vanishes

    07/16/2007 2:10:52 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 45 replies · 4,748+ views ^ | 7/16/2007 | Scott Whitlock
    Did "Good Morning America" remove a man who appeared to be dozing off during Democratic Senator John Edward’s town hall meeting on Monday? Early in the 7am hour, the man (pictured at right) appeared to be sleeping, or at least dozing, while Edwards discussed his plan for Iraq. Around 7:11, the individual, who was seated to the back and right of Edwards, mysteriously disappeared (see video below). Diane Sawyer even remarked how audience members for the New Orleans-based event had "gotten up early" to join him. Perhaps the network found it unacceptable that someone might perceive the former trial lawyer...
  • Edwards has close ties to rich folks' tax havens

    04/24/2007 2:56:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies · 1,585+ views
    The Washington Post ? The News & Observer ^ | April 24, 2007 | John Solomon and Alec MacGillis,
    Two years ago, former senator John Edwards of North Carolina, gearing up for his second run at the Democratic presidential nomination, gave a speech decrying the "two different economies in this country: one for wealthy insiders and then one for everybody else." Four months later, he began working for the kind of firm that to many Wall Street critics embodies the economy of wealthy insiders -- a hedge fund. Edwards became a consultant for Fortress Investment Group, a New York-based firm known mainly for its hedge funds, just as the funds were gaining prominence in the financial world ... run...
  • Effort afoot to bring John Edwards to Eureka (California)

    07/09/2007 4:10:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 738+ views
    The Times-Standard ^ | July 8, 2007 | James Faulk
    An online contest could help local supporters of presidential candidate John Edwards bring their man to Humboldt County. While an Edwards visit to this northern reach of California is already possible, it's not locked in stone, said a press release from local Democratic volunteer Shane Brinton. So an effort is under way for the county to compete in an online “Demand and Be Heard” contest. The city that casts the most votes at the Web site by the July 18 deadline will attract the former senator. ”We might actually have the chance to hear a presidential candidate talk about...
  • 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."
  • The Man-Crush Primary (Fred vs. Silky Pony) [Barf Alert]

    07/09/2007 4:23:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 1,157+ views
    The American Prospect ^ | July 4, 2007 | J. Goodrich
    Why are so many pundits enamored of the Republican candidates' manliness -- and so eager to equate "presidential" with "masculine"? How do you decide who gets your vote in the presidential elections? Is it determined by the candidates' physical appearance, by the charisma they radiate or by the emotional strings they manage to tug deep inside you, conjuring childhood yearnings for security and a night-light after dark? And if you do cast your vote on these grounds rather than on the candidates' policies, do you want political pundits to tell you what they think about the looks, smells, and aura...
  • Edwards to announce poverty tour

    07/09/2007 3:20:32 AM PDT · by personalaccts · 29 replies · 1,523+ views ^ | July 8, 2007 | Mike Allen
    Edwards to announce poverty tour Can JRE pull off a JFK, or an RFK (asks Politico chief political writer Mike Allen, who is sharing guestblogging duties while Ben is on vacation)? John Edwards plans to announce Monday that he’ll take a break from fund-raising and campaigning in early-voting states next week for a three-day, eight-state, 12-city “Road to One America” tour aimed at calling attention to poverty in the deep South, the Mississippi Delta, Appalachia and the Rust Belt. The campaign points out that none of the states he’ll visit has an early 2008 primary, and says Edwards won’t be...
  • Edwards to announce poverty tour

    07/08/2007 4:01:22 PM PDT · by Roberts · 92 replies · 1,772+ views
    The Politico ^ | 7/8/07 | Ben Smith
    Can JRE pull off a JFK, or an RFK? John Edwards plans to announce Monday that he’ll take a break from fund-raising and campaigning in early-voting states next week for a three-day, eight-state, 12-city “Road to One America” tour aimed at calling attention to poverty in the deep South, the Mississippi Delta, Appalachia and the Rust Belt. The campaign points out that none of the states he’ll visit has an early 2008 primary, and says Edwards won’t be doing rallies. Instead, TV viewers will see Edwards in coal country, Edwards in a factory, Edwards on a farm, Edwards in a...
  • [John] Edwards may add Wal-Mart opponents as senior staff

    07/06/2007 12:40:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 808+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 5, 2007 | David Morgan
    Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is expected to name two activists opposed to the giant retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to senior posts on his campaign staff, a campaign official said on Thursday. Paul Blank, who has worked for Democrat Howard Dean's 2004 presidential campaign, would take charge of day-to-day Edwards campaign operations, the campaign official said. Chris Kofinis, former adviser to 2004 Democratic presidential hopeful Wesley Clark, would become the Edwards campaign's communications director. The campaign official said a tentative deal was in place and could be finalized within the next few days. The official said Blank and Kofinis would...