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 3 comments Comments 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.