Stories tagged with John Edwards

Sanford wants to be another comeback kid

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 11, 2013 at 3:40pm   |   0 Comments

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, his political career shredded by revelations of an affair with an Argentine woman, has decided to run for Congress, according to the Weekly Standard.

Another notch on Abbe Lowell’s belt

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 1, 2012 at 8:20am   |   0 Comments

While it wasn’t a complete victory, the end of the John Edwards trial Thursday marked another win for defense attorney Abbe Lowell.

Prosecution of John Edwards ends in a mistrial

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 31, 2012 at 4:48pm   |   0 Comments

A federal judge declared a mistrial Thursday after jurors considering the case against John Edwards found him not guilty of one count but were unable to reach agreement on the five other counts.

Edwards prosecutors track ‘Bunny money’

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 27, 2012 at 11:08am   |   0 Comments

Heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon is ever-present in the criminal trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards.

Mapping the complicated social network of Bunny Mellon

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 4, 2011 at 2:03pm   |   0 Comments

While the indictment against John Edwards refers to her only as “Person C,” Rachel Mellon is at the heart of the the former presidential candidate’s case.

Edwards’ legal team has years of media experience

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 3, 2011 at 1:52pm   |   0 Comments

If his defense team is an indication, John Edwards foresees a criminal case that will be fought in the press as well as the courtroom.

John Edwards may face charges

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 25, 2011 at 7:22am   |   0 Comments

Former presidential candidate John Edwards is in the news for two reasons this week.

Heiress Bunny Mellon plays unlikely role in Edwards sex scandal

By Carol Eisenberg   |   January 29, 2010 at 9:08am   |   0 Comments

Before John Edwards came clean to the rest of the world about fathering an out-of-wedlock child, he made a special visit to see Rachel Lowe Lambert Lloyd Mellon.

Former Edwards aide lands a book deal

By Carol Eisenberg   |   July 1, 2009 at 4:53pm   |   0 Comments

A man who was one of former Senator John Edwards’s closest aides has a deal to write a tell-all book about Edwards’ affair with Rielle Hunter.

The governor’s new clothes

By Emily Morgan   |   October 22, 2008 at 3:39pm   |   0 Comments

Sarah Palin’s wardrobe has been revamped, thanks to the Republican National Committee.

Frederick Baron, former Edwards finance chief, paid Rielle Hunter

By A. James Memmott   |   August 13, 2008 at 10:23am   |   0 Comments

Frederick M. Baron was there for John Edwards in the past, giving and raising lots of money and doing other favors like letting the Democratic presidential candidate use his private jet.

Elizabeth Edwards, a public figure in her own right, steps out of the spotlight

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 9, 2008 at 10:18am   |   0 Comments

One of the likely outcomes of John Edwards’ bad judgment is the muting - at least temporarily - of his wife’s public voice.

On eve of convention, John Edwards admits to extramarital affair

By A. James Memmott   |   August 8, 2008 at 6:13pm   |   0 Comments

After months of denial, John Edwards has admitted he had an affair with a filmmaker who worked for his campaign.

Josh Brolin brings new intelligence to the role of prez

By Emily Morgan   |   March 28, 2008 at 1:32pm   |   0 Comments

Casting has begun for Oliver Stone’s upcoming film W., which will tell the story of George W. Bush’s early years.

Al Gore remains neutral in Clinton-Obama battle

By Gary Jacobson   |   February 16, 2008 at 2:52pm   |   0 Comments

The campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have tried to get the endorsement of former Vice President Al Gore, but the Nobel Peace Prize winner is refusing to indicate a preference.

In fact, in the past week, Gore and Democratic party leaders have held private talks because some Democrats fear a bitterly divided convention could end up hurting the party in the general election, The New York Times reported Saturday.

Songwriter has more than a feeling about Huckabee

By Emily Morgan   |   February 16, 2008 at 12:14pm   |   0 Comments

John McCain wants you to take a chance on him. Every little thing Hillary Clinton does is magic. Supporting Mike Huckabee is more than a feeling.

Campaign songs, intended to set the mood and provide a memorable catch phrase for candidates, have riled a few musicians during the current presidential race.

Tom Scholz, of the band Boston, spoke out recently about Mike Huckabee using Boston’s hit More Than a Feeling on the campaign trail.

A star-studded presidential campaign

By Emily Morgan   |   January 10, 2008 at 4:15pm   |   0 Comments

Celebrity support, always important in national campaigns, is likely to play an increasing role in the high-cost, heated presidential campaign of 2008.

When it comes to good-looking supporters, Barack Obama leads the pack, with Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Jamie Foxx, and George Clooney. And of course, there’s his powerhouse stumper, Oprah Winfrey.

Hillary Clinton is backed by a slightly older, more established, show business crowd which includes Chevy Chase, Danny DeVito, Rob Reiner and Steven Spielberg.

U.S. Chamber chief warns candidates

By Gary Jacobson   |   January 9, 2008 at 12:40am   |   0 Comments

Don’t mess with business. That’s the message of U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Thomas Donohue.

“I’m concerned about anti-corporate and populist rhetoric from candidates for the presidency, members of Congress and the media,” Donohue told the Los Angeles Times. “It suggests to us that we have to demonstrate who it is in this society that creates jobs, wealth and benefits — and who it is that eats them.”

Will Barack Obama and Ron Paul win in Iowa?

By John Decker   |   January 3, 2008 at 5:44pm   |   3 Comments

If traffic to a candidate’s web site is any indication of the candidates popularity in the Iowa caucuses, then Barack Obama and Ron Paul will be the winners of their parties caucuses after the votes are tallied this evening.

Web site traffic statistics provided by Alexa show Obama with a clear lead in the Democratic contest over second place finisher Hillary Clinton. John Edwards lands in third place with Joe Biden taking a distant fourth and Christopher Dodd finishing fifth. Bill Richardson’s doesn’t even break the top 100,000 websites, so there is little data on Alexa about their traffic trends.

Mark Penn distances himself from Blackwater

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 6, 2007 at 7:24am   |   1 Comments

The Clinton campaign took a defensive crouch yesterday after reports that a company headed by one its top advisers had counseled Blackwater CEO Erik Prince.

A subsidiary of Burson-Marsteller, a PR firm headed by Clinton strategist Mark Penn, helped prepare Prince for his congressional testimony Tuesday.

However, Penn told Politico that he was not involved in the account, and said the firm’s work for Blackwater was “a temporary assignment based on a relationship that has concluded.”

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