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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
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 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
    google.com ^ | 5/8/12 | AP
    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A onetime donor to John Edwards testified Tuesday that he warned the campaign of President Barack Obama in 2008 to look closely at rumors about the former North Carolina senator's infidelity before it considered offering him any position in the administration.
  • 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 I’m concerned, John Edwards is pond scum. Last I checked, that’s not a crime.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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"...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 senator’s 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • National Enquirer: Former Sen. Edwards Facing "Imminent" Indictment

    03/04/2010 2:54:57 PM PST · by TigerBait · 26 replies · 816+ views
    Newsmax ^ | yesterday
    Former Democratic Sen. John Edwards is facing “imminent” indictment relating to his use of campaign funds to cover up an extramarital affair during his 2008 presidential run, according to The National Enquirer. A grand jury has been investigating the North Carolinian's use of the funds since April, and the Enquirer quotes a friend of Edwards saying that, although the former candidate does not believe he did anything wrong, he is “terrified” that he will be made an example of in this case. And in a soap opera twist, Elizabeth Edwards may in fact testify against her estranged husband, The Hill...
  • The Hazards of Loyalty

    02/01/2010 11:04:01 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 4 replies · 366+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/31/2010 | Aram Bakshian
    For a man whose first—and only—winning election campaign was waged against an inarticulate septuagenarian hog farmer, John Edwards made quite a splash when he arrived in Washington in 1999 as the new junior senator from North Carolina. Lauch Faircloth (the hog farmer in question) had been anything but a formidable opponent, and Mr. Edwards did seem like a fast-talking opportunist, the quintessential trial-lawyer-turned-politician. But the members of the liberal establishment swooned—pundits and politicians alike. They found themselves charmed by his enthusiasm, his good looks, his populist appeal. Here, they said, was a younger Bill Clinton without the baggage, a potential...
  • John and Elizabeth Edwards Legally Separated (Breck Girl Kicked To The Curb)

    01/27/2010 7:00:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies · 1,352+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 27, 2010 | JAMES HILL, NADINE SHUBAILAT and LAUREN SHER
    John and Elizabeth Edwards Legally Separated In Tell-All-Book, Ex-Edwards Aide Says Couple Discussed How Cancer Would Help in the Polls By JAMES HILL, NADINE SHUBAILAT and LAUREN SHER Jan. 27, 2010 With John Edwards' electrifying U.S. Senate win in 1998, it was his wife Elizabeth Edwards who captivated the nation. A strong, smart, resilient woman, she became one of her husband's greatest political strengths. "He was young and good looking and charming [and] his wife did not fit Hollywood's central casting of what a political wife should look like. She was a little bit heavy-set. She was an attorney in...
  • John Edwards and wife have legally separated: report

    01/27/2010 11:06:50 AM PST · by Justaham · 48 replies · 1,352+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 1-27-10 | JEANE MacINTOSH
    Disgraced former presidential contender John Edwards and his wife have reportedly legally separated after he admitted he is the father of a baby girl whose mom he repeatedly bedded during his 2008 White House run. After spending Christmas together with their three kids, Edwards and his wife quietly parted ways. Edwards divides his time between a place the family calls "the barn" and the couple's beach house about 160 miles away from Chapel Hill, NC, People magazine reports in its current issue out today. Edwards' wife, meanwhile, lives in the couple's Chapel Hill home where she's been licking her wounds.
  • Book Report: ‘The Politician’ By Andrew Young [John Edwards' sleaze]

    01/27/2010 2:00:50 AM PST · by SirJohnBarleycorn · 13 replies · 1,129+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 26, 2010 | Louise Radnofsky and Susan Davis
    If Washington Wire readers are interested in reading Andrew Young’s forthcoming tell-all on his decade behind the scenes with John Edwards, the story heats up on page 154 when Young begins to recount how the 2008 presidential hopeful and former Democratic Party vice presidential nominee was taken down by an extramarital affair and a brazen attempt to hide his daughter’s paternity. snip Young describes his alleged discovery of a compromising videotape of Edwards and a naked, pregnant lover, identified by Young as Hunter. “It was like watching a traffic pileup occur in slow motion — it was repelling but also...
  • Edwards: Secret Wedding, Dave Matthews?

    09/20/2009 9:54:01 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 22 replies · 1,986+ views
    TMZ.com ^ | 09/20/09 | Staff
    No, it's not a storyline on "Guiding Light" (RIP) -- but rather the latest chapter in the John Edwards mistress scandal. The guy who once claimed he was the father of the child born to Edwards' mistress, Rielle Hunter, is now claiming Edwards is the real daddy (duh!) and that Edwards once promised Hunter he would marry her after his wife died (she's sick with cancer) -- this according to a book proposal obtained by the NY Times. Andrew Young, Edwards' former aide, claims Edwards told Hunter it would be a rooftop wedding and the Dave Matthews Band would make...
  • John Edwards Sex Tape? Former Top Aide Claims He’s Seen It (video report)

    06/29/2009 8:10:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 2,767+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 29, 2009
    NYDN: Former presidential candidate John Edwards is out of luck if he hoped that the extramarital affairs of Gov. Mark Sanford and Sen. John Ensign would take people's minds off his own cheating scandal.
  • EDWARDS MISTRESS "BABY DADA" ANDREW YOUNG TELL-ALL

    06/22/2009 3:02:14 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 21 replies · 1,870+ views
    The man who once claimed to be the father of Rielle Hunter's baby, Andrew Young, is shopping an explosive tell-all which will rock John Edwards' cover-up, confirming previous ENQUIRER investigations, according to reports.
  • EDWARDS' MARRIAGE FINITO!

    05/13/2009 2:30:43 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 48 replies · 1,684+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | 5/13/09 | staff
    John Edwards' marriage is over, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively. His cancer-stricken wife Elizabeth kicked him out of their bedroom more than two years ago when he confessed to cheating on her, and the two are now living apart, sources say.
  • John Edwards is a cad, his wife's a partner in grime

    05/06/2009 8:12:23 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 35 replies · 1,604+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, May 6th 2009 | Michael Goodwin
    The news that federal prosecutors are investigating John Edwards' presidential campaign payments to his mistress brings a sense of satisfaction. The phoniest man in American politics is finally getting the comeuppance he so richly deserves. With his $400 haircuts and investments in predatory lenders, all while saying ending poverty was a "moral issue" and the "cause of my life," Edwards set new standards for hypocrisy as he sought the Democratic nomination. His contrived compassion was a joke among rivals. And that was before we learned he had an affair with a campaign aide. Yet any sense of justice served is...
  • E. Edwards on her husband: It's 'complicated'

    05/05/2009 12:29:20 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 20 replies · 841+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 4/5/2009 | Jim Morrill
    Asked if she is still in love with her husband, Elizabeth Edwards told Oprah Winfrey “that's a complicated question.” And when Winfrey asked about marriage, Edwards said, “Neither one of us is out the door so I guess it's day by day, but maybe it's month-by-month.” Edwards' appearance on Oprah Thursday marks her most extensive public comments since former Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. John Edwards acknowledged an affair last summer. Winfrey interviewed both Edwards at their sprawling, 28,000-foot Chapel Hill home. Her publicists released a partial transcript Tuesday of what they called “a no-holds-barred conversation, where no topic...
  • Feds are looking at Edwards' campaign

    05/03/2009 4:55:38 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 53 replies · 3,869+ views
    charlotteobserver. ^ | 5/03/2009 | Mandy Locke
    RALEIGH Federal investigators are sifting through the records of money that helped John Edwards' presidential campaign to determine if any was used to keep quiet his affair with Rielle Hunter. Edwards, a Democrat and former U.S. senator, acknowledged the investigation to The News & Observer. “I am confident that no funds from my campaign were used improperly,” Edwards said in a statement. “However, I know that it is the role of government to ensure that this is true. We have made available to the United States both the people and the information necessary to help them get the issue resolved...
  • John Edwards' Affair Made His Wife Throw Up

    04/30/2009 12:42:23 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 45 replies · 2,043+ views
    Hollywood Life ^ | 04/30/09 | Louis Virtel
    In her new memoir, Resilience, John Edwards' wife, Elizabeth, said she was sick to her stomach when her husband confessed his affair with videographer Rielle Hunter. She writes, "I cried and screamed, I went to the bathroom and threw up." Which is probably the same way her husband reacted when the National Enquirer broke the story of his affair and chased him through a parking garage at the Beverly Hilton. Elizabeth, who has an incurable cancer, said Hunter seduced her husband by telling him he was "so hot" and that though John confessed the affair to her in 2006, he...
  • John Edwards Scandal: Rielle Hunter In N. Jersey, Out of Hush Money

    12/17/2008 6:21:46 AM PST · by mondoreb · 28 replies · 3,203+ views
    DBKP ^ | December 17, 2008 | mondo
    John Edwards Affair/Scandal: Rielle Hunter Back in New Jersey It's the East Coast for Frances Quinn The National Enquirer's reporting that Rielle Hunter has left her fancy digs in Santa Barbara for something a little more plebian: New Jersey The Enquirer had previously broke the story about how Hunter, John Edwards' mistress, and love child/daughter, Frances Quinn, were receiving hush money payments of $15,000 a month from Fred Baron--who was Edwards' campaign finance chairman. When Baron suddenly passed away from a lethal cancer on October 30, the $15K payments to the Hunters stopped. After her $15,000 monthly payments stopped with...