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  • Another comeback kid? John Edwards reactivates law license, books speaking gig

    05/18/2013 5:22:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Former presidential contender John Edwards has reactivated his license to practice law and is setting out on the speaking circuit. The two-time presidential candidate and former North Carolina senator is scheduled to appear June 6 at a private retreat in Orlando, Fla., for lawyer clients of the marketing firm PMP. A records check with the N.C. State Bar shows Edwards has also reactivated his license to practice law, which had been inactive for more than a decade.....
  • Rielle Hunter and John Edwards Split Up

    06/26/2012 7:54:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | June 26, 2012 | Russell Goldman and Katie Kindelan
    Rielle Hunter and John Edwards ended their controversial relationship last week, just days after her new book debuted and she went public about how they met, hid their affair and had a baby girl together. "We are a family, but as of the end of last week John Edwards and I are no longer a couple. Not at all," Hunter told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America."
  • 'There was zero sleep': Rielle Hunter on her first time with John Edwards

    06/19/2012 10:58:26 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 99 replies
    (London) Daily Mail ^ | June 19, 2012
    Rielle Hunter says the first time she slept with John Edwards was the 'most extraordinary night of her life.' Lurid details continue to emerge about the affair that annihilated the two-time presidential candidate's political career as Hunter's tell-all memoir slowly leaks to the public. The couple met in February 2006 at the Regency Hotel in New York City. Hours after Hunter approached the former North Carolina Senator, he called her up to his hotel room for a night of 'surrender' and 'zero sleep.' [Snip] Hunter says she caught Edwards' eye at the hotel when she followed him out of a...
  • The living is sleazy for ‘Johnny’ & Rielle (claims dead wife Elizabeth "venomous witch on wheels")

    06/19/2012 9:25:49 AM PDT · by dead · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/19/12 | TARA PALMERI
    Exclusive new photos show John Edwards and his loony lover, Rielle Hunter, spending a long weekend at his beach house, hugging, flirting and playing in the sand with their love child. Hunter laments in her new tell-all, “What Really Happened: John Edwards, our Daughter and Me,” that her relationship with the former presidential candidate is confusing and complicated. “I really have no idea what will happen with us. The jury is still out. I can honestly say that the ending is of no concern to me anymore. The love is here. And as sappy as it may sound, I love...
  • Justice Department drops remaining charges against John Edwards

    06/13/2012 1:58:05 PM PDT · by Justaham · 39 replies ^ | 6/13/12 | Liz Goodwin
    The Justice Department announced Wednesday it will give up its criminal case against former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, NPR reports. In May, a deadlocked North Carolina federal jury found Edwards not guilty of one charge of accepting illegal campaign donations. The group couldn't reach a decision on five other felony charges, including one alleging that Edwards knowingly used $1 million in secret campaign donations from wealthy donors to support his mistress. Edwards could have faced 30 years in prison if convicted. Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer said in a statement that the Justice Department put forward its best...
  • Breaking News:John Edwards found not guilty on one of six counts

    05/31/2012 1:37:01 PM PDT · by edpc · 33 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo ^ | 31 May 2012 | ABC
    Edwards not guilty on one count, mistrial on 5 other counts. Just headline for now on Yahoo. Pending video conference at link.
  • For Edwards, One Not-Guilty Verdict and a Mistrial on Five Charges

    05/31/2012 1:35:00 PM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 31, 2012 | John Schwartz
    The jury in the federal campaign finance case against former Senator John Edwards said Thursday that it had found him not guilty on one of the six counts against him, and the judge declared a mistrial on the others. The verdict came on the third count, which involved donations from the heiress Rachel Mellon. Mrs. Mellon gave more than $725,000 to help Mr. Edwards during his 2008 presidential campaign, during which large sums were spent to cover up an affair between Mr. Edwards and a former staff videographer, Rielle Mellon, with whom he conceived a daughter.
  • John Edwards Has Been Flirting With A Female Juror At His Trial

    05/25/2012 12:26:58 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 56 replies
    ABC News is reporting that John Edwards has been repeatedly flirting with a female juror during his trial, a distraction that "has become so obvious that even Edwards' attorneys have to work to suppress their laughter at the absurdity of it all." The juror (who is an alternate) is a young woman with jet-black hair. According to the report, "The juror clearly instigated the exchanges. She smiles at him. He smiles at her. She giggles. He blushes."
  • John Edwards Defense Relies on Definition of (the word) 'The'

    05/14/2012 8:12:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 14, 2012 | James Hill and Beth Loyd
    Not since Bill Clinton challenged the definition of "is" has so much hinged on a very short word. John Edwards appears to basing much of his defense, which begins today in a North Carolina courtroom, on the legal interpretation of the word "the." Edwards has listened to three weeks of testimony meant to prove that he violated federal campaign finance laws by using nearly $1million in donations to hide his mistress Rielle Hunter and her pregnancy during his bid for the 2008 presidential election and in the months after he dropped out -- but was still angling to be vice...
  • Edwards donor says he told Obama camp about affair

    05/08/2012 9:33:26 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 3 replies ^ | 5/8/12 | AP
    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A onetime donor to John Edwards testified Tuesday that he warned the campaign of President Barack Obama in 2008 to look closely at rumors about the former North Carolina senator's infidelity before it considered offering him any position in the administration.
  • John Edwards' Main Source of Hush Money Was 101-Year-Old Woman

    05/04/2012 8:03:51 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 4, 2012 | JAMES HILL and BETH LOYD
    The key person funding John Edwards' cover up of his affair was a 101-year-old philanthropist who had swooned over the Democratic presidential contender in 2007. Rachel "Bunny" Mellon was so taken with Edwards after meeting him at her Virginia estate in 2005 that she lent her personal plane to take him home to North Carolina, her confidante Bryan Huffman told the jury at Edwards' trial.
  • John Edwards 'planning second baby with mistress'

    03/14/2012 3:17:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    (London) Daily Mail ^ | March 14, 2012
    Disgraced former presidential candidate John Edwards has reportedly decided to have another child with the woman who destroyed his marriage. Rielle Hunter is reportedly hoping to become pregnant before Edwards' trial in April, after which he could be sentenced to up to 30 years in jail. Edwards, who has four children from his 33-year marriage to his late wife Elizabeth, already has a daughter with Hunter, four-year-old Quinn. The couple has now decided to have another baby as 48-year-old Hunter's 'biological clock is ticking loudly', the National Enquirer reported. 'She's made having another baby a top priority,' a source...
  • John Edwards 'Planning Second Baby With Mistress'

    03/14/2012 4:16:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 March 2012
    Disgraced former presidential candidate John Edwards has reportedly decided to have another child with the woman who destroyed his marriage. Rielle Hunter is reportedly hoping to become pregnant before Edwards' trial in April, after which he could be sentenced to up to 30 years in jail. Edwards, who has four children from his 33-year marriage to his late wife Elizabeth, already has a daughter with Hunter, four-year-old Quinn. The couple has now decided to have another baby as 48-year-old Hunter's 'biological clock is ticking loudly', the National Enquirer reported. 'She's made having another baby a top priority,' a source told...
  • Source: John Edwards has life-threatening heart condition

    01/13/2012 6:33:16 PM PST · by tobyhill · 53 replies · 1+ views
    cnn ^ | 1/12/2012 | By Bill Mears and Michael Martinez
    A federal judge disclosed Friday that former presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening heart condition, a court source confirmed to CNN. Edwards had sought a delay in his criminal corruption trial, scheduled to begin this month. Attorneys and the federal judge met in a North Carolina courtroom Friday afternoon for a status hearing regarding the pending trial of Edwards, a former U.S. senator. Edwards appeared at Friday's hearing. His lawyers had made the motion for a delay under seal, but some of its details were publicly revealed by the judge in the open hearing.
  • Why We Love to Loathe John Edwards: It's Science

    01/11/2012 10:59:25 AM PST · by presidio9 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Time ^ | Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 | Jeffrey Kluger
    John Edwards is the putrefied meat of the American political system — literally, as far as your brain is concerned. Think about Edwards for a moment — the perfect hair, the honey voice, the oleaginous smile. Your lip curled ever so slightly, didn't it? A teensy bit of bile may have risen in your throat. The lip curl is a threat display, the bile is an attempt to purge a toxin. Both were triggered at least partly by your prefrontal cortex and your temporal lobes — and both would have also occurred if you'd smelled a piece of food gone...
  • Ex-presidential hopeful (criminal RAT John) Edwards wants charges dropped

    08/27/2011 6:03:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/25/11 | Jeremy Pelofsky
    Ex-presidential hopeful Edwards wants charges droppedBy Jeremy Pelofsky Reuters – Thu, 25 Aug, 2011 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former presidential hopeful John Edwards plans to ask a judge to dismiss charges over alleged illegal campaign contributions because of problems with the grand jury that indicted him, among other reasons. Edwards, a Democratic who ran unsuccessfully for president in 2004 and 2008, was indicted on six counts of conspiracy, taking illegal contributions and making false statements in a bid to cover up an extramarital affair during the 2008 recent campaign. His lawyers plan to file motions to dismiss by September 6, citing...
  • John Edwards replaces legal team in campaign violations case

    08/19/2011 5:36:09 PM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    reuters ^ | Aug. 19, 2011 | Leigh Jones
    (Reuters) - Former presidential candidate John Edwards has replaced the legal team defending him against criminal charges of campaign fund violations. Edwards has hired Chadbourne & Parke partner Abbe Lowell, according to a document filed with the court on Friday. Lowell is a white-collar defense attorney.
  • "Book 'em Danno!" ... John Edwards' Mug Shot Released

    06/15/2011 11:36:36 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | June 15, 2011 | CNN Political Unit
    John Edwards' mug shot released By: CNN Political Unit (CNN)–Former U.S. Senator John Edwards, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and campaign law violations in early June. His mug shot was obtained by CNN following a Freedom of Information Act request. The plea came after a federal grand jury indicted him on six counts, including conspiracy, issuing false statements and violating campaign contribution laws. A grand jury has been investigating whether money given to support Edwards' mistress, Rielle Hunter, by benefactors of Edwards should have been considered campaign donations, a contention Edwards' team has disputed. A plea deal between the two-time...
  • Is John Edwards' Fall a Tragedy?

    06/07/2011 4:17:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | June 7, 2011 | Mona Charen
    The Washington Post has issued a post-mortem on the career of John Edwards ("American Dream is Irrevocably Undone") and finds tragedy and pathos. "The man born Johnny Reid Edwards had it. Great gobs of potential." He might have been, the Post laments, "a great husband, could have been an enduring statesman ... president." But fate intervened. With his indictment on misuse of campaign funds last week, "America witnessed the latest distasteful episode in ... (the) fall from grace of a political comet." Grace, as any unblinkered observer could detect, is not a word that ever belonged in the same sentence...
  • John Edwards: Class-Warfare Charlatan

    06/05/2011 6:33:38 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/3/2011 | Robert Rector
    Former senator John Edwards is back in the news. As a politician, Edwards’s main theme was “poverty.” He ran on this issue twice in Democratic presidential primaries and as candidate for vice president in 2004. Edwards famously declared there were “two Americas,” one rich and one poor; as a candidate, he spent most of his time exaggerating the chasm between the two. In Edwards’s vision of America, nearly 40 million Americans live in “terrible” conditions, their daily life a “struggle with incredible poverty.” According to Edwards, America’s poor, who number “one in eight of us … do not have enough...