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  • Mickey Kaus: Rubio Is the Republican John Edwards

    02/04/2016 2:46:52 PM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb 4, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Anti-amnesty blogger Mickey Kaus highlighted Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)'s penchant for dodging questions by retreating to his memorized stump speech and labeled the donor-class candidate the Republican John Edwards. "Rubio's the GOP John Edwards," Kaus tweeted. "Both Rubio and Edwards have the gift of gab, which only takes you so far."
  • Disgraced ex-politician John Edwards back practicing law and now vying to lead 'goldmine'..

    01/12/2016 12:36:31 PM PST · by PROCON · 12 replies
    reuters ^ | Jan. 12, 2016
    Full title: Disgraced ex-politician John Edwards back practicing law and now vying to lead 'goldmine' case against Volkswagen over emissions cheatingFormer vice presidential candidate John Edwards is competing to lead private litigation against Volkswagen over its emissions cheating scandal. The former U.S. Senator, a Democrat, was a trial lawyer in North Carolina before his political career was felled by a sex scandal after it emerged he had an affair with actress Rielle Hunter - who then gave birth to their daughter. Last Friday, he sent a letter to U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer of San Francisco asking to be...
  • Another Poll Has The Governor’s Race At 48-42 For Edwards (Vitter closing the gap?)

    This one is by RRH Elections, which is an offshoot polling operation of Red Racing Horses - a political junky blog we frequent often. They've decided to take up collections from their readers and poll races, and the LAGOV race is the latest project within that effort. The poll is an IVR, which is a robopoll, and the sample size is 359 voters. It was apparently taken in two tranches - Nov. 12 and last night. That's not great, but there is some method to the madness here which might offer some credibility to the results. From the poll memo...
  • Andrew Sullivan: Skywalker Edwards v Darth Vader Cheney

    07/10/2004 4:29:53 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 60 replies · 2,210+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | July 11, 2004 | Andrew Sullivan
    As soon as John Kerry announced his choice of John Edwards as his running mate last week, the contrast was unavoidable. This autumn, Edwards, a telegenic, bubbly lawyer who looks 40, will go up against Big Daddy Cheney, the bald, dour, snarling vice-president whose most recent public pronouncement was to tell a leading Democratic senator to “go f*** yourself”. Edwards is a Southerner from a modest background, but he is also a member of the new class — a multi-millionaire trial lawyer with a fiercely independent career woman for a wife. Cheney is from Wyoming, one of the most beautiful...
  • Ted Cruz Channels His Inner John Edwards

    03/10/2015 4:27:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 10, 2015 | Sam Stein
    Income inequality was a prominent theme among the many potential presidential candidates who addressed the International Association of Fire Fighters presidential forum on Tuesday. But no one else had a line quite like that from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). “We’ve seen over the past number of years two Americas emerge. At the very top, top 1 percent today, with the largest federal government we’ve ever had, the top 1 percent earn a higher share of our income [than they have] since 1928,” said the Texas Republican. Veterans of recent presidential campaigns probably did a spit take. "Two Americas" is a...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Gay Marriage ‘Inevitable, ’Conservatives ‘Lost’

    03/28/2013 2:54:01 PM PDT · by drewh · 88 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Aaron Blake
    Conservative talk show how Rush Limbaugh said Thursday on his radio show that conservatives have lost the gay marriage debate and that it is now “inevitable.” “This issue is lost,” he said. “I don’t care what the Supreme Court does. This is inevitable. And it’s inevitable because we lost the language on this.” Limbaugh added that conservatives lost the debate because they allowed the term “marriage” to be “bastardized.” “As far as I’m concerned, once we started talking about gay marriage, traditional marriage, opposite-sex marriage, same-sex marriage, hetero marriage, we lost,” Limbaugh said. “It was over.”
  • Gruber to discuss why health-care reform is needed (consultant to H Clinton)

    Gruber’s research focuses on the areas of public finance and health economics. From 2003-06, he was a key architect of Massachusetts’ health reform effort, and after it was enacted, he joined its main implementing body. During the 2008 presidential election, he served as consultant to the Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and Obama campaigns.
  • Dinesh D’Souza Criminally Sentenced While John Edwards and Other Liberals Skated

    09/29/2014 6:42:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | September 29, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    Conservative author Dinesh D’Souza, one of the most brilliant conservative political writers of the modern era, was sentenced by a judge last week to eight months in a halfway house and probation. He was also ordered to pay a $30,000 fine within 45 days. His alleged crime? He made two contributions to a losing political campaign under the names of friends. D’Souza accepted a plea agreement admitting he used straw donors to donate $20,000 to the U.S. Senate campaign of Wendy Long, a friend of his. Federal campaign law limits contributors to U.S. Senate campaigns to $5,000 each. At first...
  • Right wing’s worst nightmare: The master stroke that turns red states blue

    07/27/2014 2:33:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 109 replies
    Salon ^ | July 27, 2014 | Paul Rosenberg, Al Jazeera & Senior Editor, Random Lengths
    (FAKE COLLAGE PHOTO AT LINK) Our divisions are phony: There's broad agreement on more issues. Here's how we convert the Tea Party. Elizabeth Warren’s rock star reception at Netroots Nation came as a surprise to absolutely no one, but not so her popularity as a draw for red state Democrats running for Senate, like West Virginia’s Natalie Tennant or Kentucky’s Alison Lundergan Grimes. Yet, there shouldn’t be anything surprising about Warren’s broad economic populist appeal. It was, after all, the foundation of Democratic Party power from 1932 through 1968, a period in which Democrats won seven of nine presidential elections...
  • Chris Matthews Proclaims Marco Rubio Is ‘The Republicans' John Edwards’

    07/09/2014 9:25:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 8, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Hardball host Chris Matthews made some bizarre comments about the potential Republican candidates for president in 2016 on Tuesday night. Speaking to Jeanne Cummings of Bloomberg News and Republican strategist John Feehery, Matthews took a swipe at Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and suggested “he's the Republicans' John Edwards.” [See video below.](VIDEO-AT-LINK)The Hardball host never explained why in the world he would compare a man who cheated on his wife while pursuing the presidency to Senator Marco Rubio, but nevertheless the snide remark took his panelists by surprise. While Republican John Feehery didn’t directly condemn Matthews’ unusual comparison of Edwards and...
  • The Ghost of John Edwards

    06/16/2014 4:17:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | June 16, 2014 | Mike Adams
    John Edwards' old campaign manager, Josh Stein, is the current North Carolina Senator in District 16. He's also among the most extreme and dangerous politicians in the state. Among the reasons he is dangerous are a) his assertion that killing unborn children is a fundamental constitutional right and b) his suggestion that Senate Republicans are more dangerous than Islamic extremists. It is bad enough that this former disciple of John Edwards is serving in our state senate. To make matters worse, he also wants to be the next attorney general of the Tar Heel State. If you aren't concerned...
  • Better Call Saul...Or John: Former VP Nominee Edwards Returns to Ambulance Chasing

    05/27/2014 7:09:47 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 27, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Trucking and Auto Accidents? Better Call John. Drowning Accidents? Better Call John. Defective or Unsafe Products? Better Call John. Why? Because we at Edwards Kirby have a record of fighting for fairness and accountability. Washington Examiner correspondent Byron York has written about John Edwards, the 2004 Democrat vice presidential nominee who came within just a few electoral votes away from being a heartbeat away from the presidency, returning to the love of his life, ambulance chasing. What is amusing is how tackily similar the Edwards' personal injury law firm, Edwards Kirby, is to the fictional Saul Goodman of the popular...
  • Democrats in 2014: The Party of John Edwards

    01/04/2014 3:00:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 2, 2014 | Peter Beinart
    In his inaugural address Wednesday, incoming New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to establish an intellectual pedigree for his focus on economic inequality. He invoked Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Al Smith, Frances Perkins, Fiorello La Guardia, Jacob Riis, David Dinkins, Mario Cuomo, and Harry Belafonte. It reminded me of when Democrats, eager to prove their national-security bona fides, tell audiences they hail from the party of Roosevelt, Truman, and Kennedy. As if there wasn’t some other Democrat after Kennedy who dabbled at war and peace, some guy from Texas. De Blasio’s speech was a bit...
  • John Edwards' NEW 'girlfriend' is a single mom almost half his age as he moves on after 'kicking R

    11/06/2013 10:21:41 AM PST · by ColdOne · 66 replies ^ | 11/6/13 | Daily Mail Reporter
    full title...John Edwards' NEW 'girlfriend' is a single mom almost half his age as he moves on after 'kicking Rielle out for writing her tell-all book about their affair'John Edwards has been spotted with the new woman in his life as he is said to have ended things once again with the mistress who ruined his political career. The disgraced former Senator has been dating a single mother nearly half his age for about a year and the woman has gotten close with his family. The National Enquirer reported that Danielle King was spotted going on a date to a...
  • John Edwards Moving In With Rielle Hunter (love child also living in the family home)

    05/31/2013 2:32:17 PM PDT · by drewh · 75 replies
    Showbiz Spy ^ | 5/30/13
    JOHN Edwards is a naughty man! The shamed politician has decided to break a deathbed promise to his late wife Elizabeth by moving his former mis­tress Rielle Hunter and their love child Quinn into the family home. “This has got to be one of John’s worst ideas ever,” a source said. “Since he’ll be traveling a lot for work, John didn’t want to also be shuttling back and forth between his house in Chapel Hill and Rielle’s place in Charlotte. Edwards’ younger children with his late wife — Jack, 13, and Emma Claire, 15 — have bonded with Rielle and...
  • 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.....
  • Oodles of Single Men May Not Be as Awesome as You'd Think

    01/19/2013 7:44:27 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 72 replies
    The Slate ^ | Wednesday, Jan. 16, 201 | Amanda Marcotte
    Young, single ladies: America is worried about you. You just keep going to college, moving to urban areas after graduation and finding yourselves outnumbering, sometimes dramatically, the available men of your demographic. How will you ever get married? How will you ever go from being the subject of one kind of magazine cover to being the subject of another? Clearly the best thing to do is stay back on the farm to live in a male-dense rural area, where the marriageable boys are there for your picking. Or it was, until Tuesday, when an enterprising New York Times journalist named...
  • Rielle Hunter's book tour.. comes to an end after just 6,000 copies are sold

    07/11/2012 9:29:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2012 | Rachel Quigley
    It was billed to be an explosive tell-all about what 'really happened' during the affair that ended a marriage and the dreams of the man who was being pipped to be the next U.S. president. But after all the hype, it seems not that many people really wanted to hear Rielle Hunter's side of the story, as the book about her relationship with former senator John Edwards has sold just 6,000 copies. Due to poor sales, Hunter seems to have dropped under the radar and scheduled no additional tour dates despite an initial media blitz.
  • MSNBC's Wolffe Lumps Romney With John Edwards: 'Moral Questions' About Fitness For Office

    07/03/2012 4:37:45 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In one of the uglier MSM smears of the presidential campaign to date, MSNBC's Richard Wolffe has tried to tie Mitt Romney with one of America's most reviled men: John Edwards. Appearing on Al Sharpton's MSNBC show this afternoon, Wolffe somehow suggested that Romney's decision to invest overseas and legally trim his federal tax bill was akin to Edwards reprehensible behavior. According to Wolffe, there is a "moral question" hanging over Romney, just as there was regarding Edwards. View the video here.
  • 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."
  • Rielle Hunter and John Edwards Split Up

    06/26/2012 8:21:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | 06/26/2012 | By RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    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." When asked if she still loved Edwards, Hunter replied, "I do." Stephanopoulos asked if Edwards still loved her and she said, "You have to ask him. I think he does. I mean...
  • '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...
  • Rielle Hunter Calls Elizabeth Edwards 'Witch on Wheels' in New Memoir

    06/18/2012 6:32:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 18, 2012
    Rielle Hunter, in a gossipy new memoir, calls the cancer-stricken wife of her lover, former presidential candidate John Edwards, a "witch on wheels" and claims that while they were furtively seeing each other he lied about having three other mistresses at the same time, according to a new report. Hunter, who has a four-year-old daughter with Edwards, says she wrote the book, "What Really Happened," to give young Frances Quinn "one entirely truthful public account of how she came into the world. After all, this is her story too." ABC News reported Monday that it had obtained a copy of...
  • 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...
  • Edwards advised to keep low profile before 2nd act (speaker at Charlotte RAT convention?)

    06/03/2012 3:08:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Edwards advised to keep low profile before 2nd actBy MARTHA WAGGONER and MICHAEL BIESECKER | Associated Press – Fri, Jun 1, 2012 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Now that he has survived his campaign corruption trial, John Edwards may face an even tougher fight to regain the public's respect. Image experts and friends recommended that the disgraced former Democratic presdential candidate put his public and political life on hold for a few years. The details of his affair and child with his mistress that were replayed at his trial are too fresh, they say. "Plant a small garden, tend that garden...
  • John Edwards Jury Reaches Verdict

    05/31/2012 11:35:47 AM PDT · by sean327 · 83 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 31, 2012 | MAT MENDEZ
    After a lengthy deliberation, a North Carolina jury has reached a verdict in the John Edwards mistress-and-money trial. The verdict is expected to be read shortly. The jury began deliberating on May 18 after a month of testimony, which at times sounded more like a steamy soap opera than a trial on the intricacies of campaign finance rules. Charged with six counts of violating federal campaign laws, Edwards was accused by the government of soliciting nearly $1 million from wealthy backers to finance a cover up of his illicit affair and illegitimate child while running for president in 2008.
  • Female Juror Flirts With John Edwards

    05/25/2012 1:52:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 25, 2012
    Here’s a riddle: What comes in group of four and is the color of French’s Mustard? After a week of deliberations, the four alternate jurors have become the prime distraction for the assembled press corps and spectators in the courtroom. On Thursday the alternates – three women and one man – caused something of a stir when they showed up in matching bright yellow shirts, hardly bothering to suppress their snickering as the judge addressed the main panel of jurors. Today they are all wearing red. For nearly four weeks, 16 jurors heard all the evidence in Edwards’ case....
  • 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."
  • Jury in John Edwards trial asks to see evidence exhibits

    05/21/2012 6:22:10 PM PDT · by bkopto · 8 replies
    Canada TV News ^ | May 21, 2012 | Staff
    The jury deciding the fate of John Edwards has asked to see more evidence exhibits. The former presidential candidate faces 30 years in prison after pleading not guilty to six campaign finance corruption charges. The jury began considering its decision Friday, after nearly four weeks of testimony. Deliberations continued Monday morning. On Monday afternoon, the jurors asked to see eight evidence exhibits. Prosecutors have accused the Democrat of masterminding a scheme to use nearly $1 million in secret payments from two donors to help hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008.
  • 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...
  • John Edwards' mistress led a tabloid-grade life (Rielle Hunter)

    05/13/2012 2:07:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | May 13, 2012 | Jeffrey Collins and Michael Biesecker
    Rielle Hunter's life had a lurid, supermarket-tabloid quality to it — full of deception, betrayal, reckless behavior and broken dreams — well before she became a party to one of the biggest lies in recent American political history.
  • 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 Mistress Wanted to Say She Was 'Abducted By Aliens'

    05/03/2012 8:30:32 AM PDT · by bkopto · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 3, 2012 | James Hill
    When the National Enquirer broke a story that presidential candidate John Edwards was having an affair, Edwards' campaign was worried by mistress Rielle Hunter's initial reluctance to issue a denial. Instead, she wanted to put out a flip statement that she was "abducted by aliens." The Enquirer's story triggered an emotional meltdown by Edwards' wife Elizabeth, who was coping with terminal cancer at the time of the revelation in October 2007. She confronted her husband in an airport parking lot, collapsing a heap, then tearing off her shirt and bra. That testimony sent daughter Cate Edwards out of the courtroom...
  • Ex-girlfriend claims top NC Democrat infected her with HIV and offered her health insurance from DNC

    04/24/2012 6:28:26 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 43 replies
    dailymail ^ | 4 24 12
    A North Carolina Democrat faces serious sexual misconduct charges, and this time it isn't the state's former senator John Edwards. The ex-girlfriend of former state party executive Jay Parmley claims that he gave her HIV and his lawyers promised to put her on the Democratic National Committee's health insurance. Mr Parmley's ex Rebecca Burgin, 29, spoke out today saying that her 'biggest concern is for anybody else that had had a relationship with him that he did not tell'. Ms Burgin started dating Mr Parmley when she was 20 and he was her 32-year-old teacher at Oklahoma City Community College...
  • John Edwards, One Of The Worst Dirtbags In Politics

    04/25/2012 9:34:46 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 23 replies
    WBZ-TV ^ | 4/24/12 | Jon Keller
    BOSTON (CBS) – It’s Day 2 of the corruption trial of former Senator John Edwards down in North Carolina, and before too long, we’ll likely to be treated to fresh details about the amoral life of one of the worst dirtbags in modern American politics. In essence, Edwards is accused of extracting close to a million bucks in campaign donations from a political crony and a very elderly millionaire supporter that were never really campaign donations at all, but slush funds to be used to cover up the sleazy affair he was having at the expense of his terminally-ill wife....
  • Who Is Funding Barack Obama?

    07/28/2008 8:09:34 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 15 replies · 408+ views
    New Media Journal ^ | July 28, 2008 | Paul Hollrah
    Who Is Funding Barack Obama? by Paul Hollrah In a July 10 installment of “The World According to Barack,” we discussed Obama’s phenomenal fundraising juggernaut. Obama boasts of having built a contributor base of 1.5 million people, each contributing $5, $10, $20...or, as Obama assures us, “whatever they could afford.” Please do the math with me. The Obama campaign has disclosed that one-fourth, or $66.25 million of the $265 million reported as of May 31, 2008 (he has raised an additional $70 million during the month of June), came from those contributing $2,000, or more...which means that the remainder, or...
  • John Edwards Trial Live

    04/23/2012 7:29:19 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 21 replies ^ | 4/23/2012 | Chris Vaughn
    Live updates of the John (Breck Girl) Edwards federal campaign finance law violation trial.
  • Affordable Care Act a leap forward for women

    04/08/2012 6:27:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | April 7, 2012 | by Cate Edwards
    The Supreme Court is again at the center of a highly controversial policy debate, having just heard arguments for the Affordable Care Act. There's been much discussion about the justices' supposed political agendas. I've heard fear-mongering about government takeovers and rumors of increased business costs. But I haven't heard much about what's really at stake: the welfare of the American people -- specifically women. Women like my mother and the other mothers, wives, sisters and daughters who need preventive services to ensure that they are healthy. Our Constitution was created to "promote the general welfare." So a court that strikes...
  • ‘Super losses’ in US healthcare on the rise

    03/31/2012 8:45:10 AM PDT · by bkopto · 8 replies
    Hiscox ^ | March 13, 2012 | Staff
    The overall cost and frequency of so called $50m plus ‘super losses’ in the US healthcare insurance sector are on the rise according to specialist healthcare insurer Hiscox. Despite the clear benefits of the implementation of quality and patient safety measures, the large losses keep on getting larger with, in the last two years alone, juries awarding well over $1bn in total damages for just seven medical liability cases. While there are many healthcare institutions who continue to risk manage their more modest loss levels well, many others are experiencing mid-sized losses getting steadily larger together with a rise in...
  • Why John Edwards is the Perfect Democrat

    03/27/2012 9:10:01 AM PDT · by Trafalgar123 · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 27, 2012 | Stella Paul
    John Edwards is the perfect Democrat. When you see him coming, you don't know which to lock up first: your wallet or your daughters. Edwards, who reportedly also pals around with prostitutes, is on trial for a brilliant trifecta of exploitation of women. He seduced an old biddy into giving him campaign cash, which he gave to the airhead he was exploiting for sex, while cheating on the dying wife he exploited as a campaign prop. Even by Democratic standards, this is sheer genius! But he's a great respecter of women's rights, you know, just like the man who ran...
  • John Edwards used Soccer Mom Madam Anna Gristina to hook up with prostitute in 2007: report

    03/22/2012 6:22:36 AM PDT · by iowamark · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 22, 2012 | Christina Boyle
    Former Sen. John Edwards allegedly used the services of a call girl employed by accused Soccer Mom Madam Anna Gristina while he was running for President, according to a report. The woman told investigators that Edwards paid her for sex during a 2007 visit to New York to raise money for his failed White House bid, DNAinfo reported Thursday. Edwards’ lawyers did not comment, the website said.
  • 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...
  • Edwards asks that sex tape not be destroyed

    03/03/2012 10:37:32 AM PST · by ColdOne · 20 replies ^ | 3/2/12 |
    Ahead of his federal trial involving alleged campaign finance violations, John Edwards is asking a judge to keep a sex tape involving him and his mistress from being destroyed. In a request filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Greensboro, Edwards asks that the court issue a stay in a settlement last week about the video involving Rielle Hunter and his former aide, Andrew Young.
  • 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...
  • John Edwards deserved what they gave Santorum

    01/07/2012 9:06:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | January 7, 2012 | Don Surber
    In researching Wednesday’s newspaper column on the liberals who attacked Rick Santorum for giving his son who died in infancy a decent burial, I ran across some items that show how you can spot the difference between some liberals and most conservatives. The conservatives are the ones with the heart. In a profile in the New York Times on May 22, 2005, Michael Sokolove wrote: The childbirth in 1996 was a source of terrible heartbreak — the couple were told by doctors early in the pregnancy that the baby Karen was carrying had a fatal defect and would survive only...

    12/30/2011 10:55:05 AM PST · by maggief · 66 replies · 1+ views
    “HELP ME, I’M DYING!” Bent over in agony, JOHN EDWARDS cried out for assistance during a terrifying heart attack drama – only days after the one-year anniversary of his wife ELIZABETH’s death. That’s the shocking untold story behind the dis­graced politician’s sudden request to postpone his upcoming criminal trial, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively. “John fell apart in front of a pal after returning from a jog and was afraid he’d die,” revealed a close source. “His heart began pounding and he was having la­bored breathing. He had many symptoms of a major heart attack, so he asked his friend...