Pulitzer Will Consider National Enquirer Stories
Tabloid is in the running for breaking John Edwards scandal
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2010 7:17 AM CST
In this Dec. 27, 2006, photo provided by the National Enquirer, John Edwards is shown with videographer Rielle Hunter in the 9th Ward of New Orleans, La.   (AP Photo/The National Enquirer)

(Newser) – The National Enquirer is officially in the running for a Pulitzer. Despite earlier reports to the contrary, the prize board has accepted the tabloid's submission for breaking news of John Edwards’ affair. The staff is entered in two categories: investigative reporting and national news reporting, reports Emily Miller in the Huffington Post. The decision gives the Enquirer “the legitimacy it long deserved for breaking a political scandal of national significance,” she writes.