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John Edwards Back in Court —as Trial Attorney

He's got a new law firm, with daughter Cate on board

(Newser) - John Edwards has his day job back—he's returned to court as a trial attorney, reports the Daily Reflector of Greenville, NC. Edwards is representing a Virginia family in a medical malpractice suit, and he was grilling potential jurors this week. The former senator and VP candidate was a... More »

Nobody's Ready to Forgive John Edwards

North Carolina poll shows residents not open to a comeback

(Newser) - Mark Sanford. Eliot Spitzer. Anthony Weiner. It seems everywhere you look there's a politician proving there is life after sex scandal. So Public Policy Polling decided to ask North Carolina if they'd be open to a comeback from once-favored son John Edwards. The response: Heck no. Only 15%... More »

Cate Edwards: Dad's Affair 'Devastated' Me

First interview since father's trial

(Newser) - In her first interview since her father's campaign finance trial, John Edwards' eldest daughter doesn't mince words about his affair. When he told her about it, "I was devastated. And I was disappointed. I mean, these are my parents," Cate Edwards tells Savannah Guthrie. "I... More »

Rielle: Edwards and I Are Kaput

That fairytale romance apparently broke up last week

(Newser) - If Rielle Hunter's endless saga actually elicited our emotions, she would now just be toying with them: Despite the fact that just last week she revealed she and John Edwards were still together , today on Good Morning America she says they've actually broken up. "We are a... More »

Rielle Hunter: I Am With John

And she still finds Edwards hot, you'll be happy to hear

(Newser) - If all the teases of Rielle Hunter's soon-to-be-released memoir had you just salivating to know whether she and John Edwards are still an item, here's your answer: yes. "We're still together as a couple," she tells People , although she's vague on where the relationship... More »

Rielle Hunter: Edwards Had Other Affairs

Reveals Edwards' former mistresses in memoir

(Newser) - More tidbits from Rielle Hunter's memoir are dribbling out, and ABC News has one particularly juicy revelation: Hunter claims she was not John Edwards' first mistress. The two-time presidential candidate actually had at least two other affairs dating back two decades, Hunter writes in What Really Happened, out a... More »

Inside Rielle Hunter's Tell-All

John Edwards 'a great dad' ... when he's around, mistress writes

(Newser) - Rielle Hunter still has feelings for John Edwards, she reveals in her soon-to-be-released memoir , and if his campaign finance trial ended with him in prison, she planned to move to be near him. "So if you went to jail, what kind of jail would it be? One of those... More »

Feds Drop Case Against John Edwards

He won't be tried again

(Newser) - Another big win for John Edwards today: Federal prosecutors have filed an order dismissing the remaining criminal charges against him. The move comes after a jury in North Carolina acquitted the former presidential candidate last month on one count of accepting illegal campaign contributions. It deadlocked on five other felony... More »

I Can't Stop Thinking About Cate Edwards

Frank Bruni still speculating about the dutiful daughter's motives

(Newser) - At this point, we've heard so much more than we ever wanted to about John Edwards and Rielle Hunter and Andrew Young. But Frank Bruni of the New York Times is still fixated on a bit player in the saga. "What was Cate Edwards thinking?" he writes. Cate... More »

Edwards' Mistress Writes Tell-All

Rielle Hunter's book comes out this month

(Newser) - If you just couldn't read enough about the John Edwards trial, you're in luck: Former mistress Rielle Hunter has a tell-all memoir coming out later this month, reports People . What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter, and Me is due out June 26, but don't expect it... More »

Alternate Juror: I Wasn't Flirting With Edwards

Denise Speight calls accusations hilarious

(Newser) - An alternate juror in the John Edwards case wasn't flirting with the former candidate, she says, despite accusations to the contrary . The ABC News report citing "giggling" and "blushing" was "just the most funny thing I'd ever heard," Denise Speight said today on Good ... More »

Edwards Trial Outcome Unsatisfying, Embarrassing

Pundits not cheering the result, on the whole

(Newser) - John Edwards was acquitted on one charge in his campaign finance fraud trial and the judge declared a mistrial on the rest . So will the Justice Department retry him? A "knowledgeable law enforcement official" tells the AP it's unlikely, though the AP notes the government will thoroughly review... More »

Edwards Chokes Up, Calls Quinn 'Precious'

Also thanks daughter Cate for attending trial daily

(Newser) - The final day of the John Edwards trial was a confusing one, but the aftermath was surprisingly crystal clear: Edwards made some pretty revealing statements following the news that he had been acquitted on one charge of campaign finance fraud; a mistrial was declared on five other counts. Highlights from... More »

Edwards Not Guilty on 1 Count

Judge declares mistrial on other 5 counts

(Newser) - John Edwards was found not guilty on one of six campaign fraud charges today, and the jury could not reach a verdict on the other counts, leading the judge to declare a mistrial on them. Edwards was accused of masterminding a plan to use money from two wealthy donors to... More »

John Edwards' Alternate Jurors Told to Stay Home

Day eight of deliberations wraps up with no end in sight

(Newser) - Jurors in the John Edwards' trial wrapped up their eighth day of deliberations today without a verdict. About the newsiest development is that the judge told the four alternate jurors, the ones who like to wear shirts of matching colors, that they no longer have to report to the courtroom,... More »

Alternate Juror Flirting With John Edwards?

... and he's apparently flirting right back

(Newser) - The jury in the John Edwards trial is deliberating for the sixth day, but most of the buzz today is centered on one of four alternate jurors. It's almost too hard to believe:
  • ABC News : "... it has been impossible to ignore the dynamic between Edwards and one of
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John Edwards Defense Team Quickly Rests Its Case

Neither he nor Reille Hunter will testify

(Newser) - The John Edwards trial will wrap up relatively short on drama: His defense team rested its case today after a little more than two days, opting not to call Edwards himself, daughter Cate, or former mistress Rielle Hunter to the stand, reports CNN . Closing arguments are tomorrow, and jury deliberations... More »

Edwards Case Hinges on Lone Word: 'The'

Defense: prosecution's argument could allow abortions on campaign's dime

(Newser) - Bill Clinton wondered about the meaning of "is" when talking to the grand jury vis-a-vis Monica Lewinsky in 1998; now John Edwards' defense team is building its case around the word "the," reports ABC News . The statute at the heart of the case refers to campaign cash... More »

Edwards Aimed for Supreme Court Seat

He also pushed to be Obama's VP or attorney general

(Newser) - The prosecution rested its case today in the John Edwards trial, with testimony providing a glimpse at just how sky-high his political ambitions were just a few years ago, notes Politico :
  • Vice president: As soon as he lost the Iowa caucuses in 2008, he reached out to Barack Obama's
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Aide: Edwards' Wife Believed Lies About Paternity

Prosecution to rest without calling Rielle Hunter

(Newser) - Until he finally came clean, John Edwards' dying wife desperately continued to believe his claims that he hadn't fathered a child with mistress Rielle Hunter, a former aide said at his trial yesterday. Jennifer Palmieri testified that she told her close friend Elizabeth Edwards that she believed John was... More »

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