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4:55 PM, May 31st, 2012
nwkarchivist:

Count 1: Conspiracy  MISTRIAL
Count 2: Illegal campaign contributions MISTRIAL
Count 3: Illegal campaign contributions  NOT GUILTY
Count 4: Illegal campaign contributions  MISTRIAL
Count 5: Illegal campaign contributions  MISTRIAL
Count 6: False statements  MISTRIAL

nwkarchivist:

Count 1: Conspiracy  MISTRIAL

Count 2: Illegal campaign contributions MISTRIAL

Count 3: Illegal campaign contributions  NOT GUILTY

Count 4: Illegal campaign contributions  MISTRIAL

Count 5: Illegal campaign contributions  MISTRIAL

Count 6: False statements  MISTRIAL

Reblogged from Newsweek Archivist
12:51 PM, May 4th, 2012
The prosecutors risk desensitizing the jury if they keep bringing [the affair] up so much….It’s like showing a picture of the dead body to the jury over and over….After a while they shrug and yawn and say, ‘Oh, there’s that body again.’
Legal experts weigh in on the unseemly details that keep getting shoved into the faces of the jury on the John Edwards trial, which is for all intents and purposes about the misuse of campaign funds and not what might be the most schadenfreude-esque adulterous political drama of the century. Never mind that those details are really something to gawk at.
2:28 PM, April 30th, 2012

Frontpage: Monday, April 30th

  1. Ex-Aide’s Wife: Edwards KnewCheri Young, the wife of Andrew Young, John Edwards’s former aide, testified Monday that the former presidential candidate told them it was legal to take funds to pay off Rielle Hunter, Edwards’s mistress. Both Youngs are considered crucial witnesses in the case to prove that Edwards used $1.2 million in donations to hide his mistress, then pregnant with their child, as he contended for the presidency in 2008. 
  2. Suu Kyi to Take Oath of OfficeAung San Suu Kyi and her party agreed Monday to take their seats in Burma’s Parliament later this week, despite a bitter disagreement over the wording of their oath of office. The oath requires that lawmakers vow to “safeguard the Constitution,” a promise that rankled the reform leader. 
  3. Pakistan: Drone Strikes ‘Violative’Pakistani officials said Monday that they were outraged by a drone strike Sunday that killed three suspected militants. Drone strikes in the country are “violative of its territorial integrity and sovereignty,” Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement Monday, two weeks after Parliament demanded that all American drone strikes against militants in the country cease. 
  4. Microsoft Invests $300M in NookBooks are always a good investment. That’s what shareholders of Barnes & Noble discovered as the company’s stock skyrocketed 95 percent before the market even opened Monday on the news that Microsoft had secured a 17.6 percent stake in the bookseller’s Nook business.
  5. 1WTC to be NYC’s Tallest Building: The Manhattan skyline’s highest point will shift downtown Monday, if the weather holds, as workers erect the 100th floor of the new 1 World Trade Center. The building’s steady upward climb over New York City continues, and the new floor will take it to 1,271 feet, more than 20 feet taller than the Empire State Building. The structure, when completed, is planned to top out at 1,776 feet.

Photo: A campaign poster of France’s opposition Socialist Party (PS) candidate for the 2012 French Presidential election Francois Hollande covered by lipstick kisses. (Joel Saget, AFP / Getty Images) 

More Photos of the Day, or read: "Would Francois Hollande Really Be a ‘Dangerous’ French Leader?" from Newsweek. 

10:51 AM, February 24th, 2012

Frontpage: Friday, Feb. 24th

  1. 12 Killed in Quran Protests: At least 12 more people were killed on Friday in Afghanistan as the the outrage over the burning of Qurans by American troops continues.
  2. Maryland Senate Passes Gay Marriage: Gay-marriage proponents celebrated another win in Maryland on Thursday after the state Senate approved a measure that would legalize same-sex unions. Gov. Martin O’Malley has vowed to sign the bill, which will make Maryland the eighth state to adopt gay marriage. 
  3. 'Friends of Syria' Demand Action: Foreign ministers from more than 50 countries, calling themselves the Friends of Syria, are holding their first meeting Friday to demand Syria allow international aid be delivered to civilians as the government continue brutal assaults on the city of Homs.
  4. Santorum Picks Up Women’s Support: Despite fervent anti-contraception rhetoric and a steadfast opposition to abortion, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum appears to be doing better with the fairer sex. A new poll has put his popularity among women up 13 points since January. 
  5. Edwards Sex Tape to Be Destroyed: All copies of a sex tape involving former presidential candidate John Edwards and his mistress Rielle Hunter will be destroyed within 30 days, after Hunter won ownership of the video in a court settlement Thursday. 

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Photo: Palle-Jooseppi, a male brown bear, wakes up after winter hibernation at the Ranua Zoo in Ranua, Finland. (Lehtikuva / Reuters) More photos of the day

12:34 PM, July 25th, 2011
Newsweek has a fascinating profile of Bunny Mellon, John Edwards’ “sugar mama” and American aristocracy personified. She was BFFs with Jackie O, had a daughter who died a tragic death, divorced her first husband only to marry a friend and ex-roommate of his, and recently fell victim to a Ponzi scheme. A century fully lived.

Newsweek has a fascinating profile of Bunny Mellon, John Edwards’ “sugar mama” and American aristocracy personified. She was BFFs with Jackie O, had a daughter who died a tragic death, divorced her first husband only to marry a friend and ex-roommate of his, and recently fell victim to a Ponzi scheme. A century fully lived.

2:11 PM, June 20th, 2011
1:15 PM, June 15th, 2011
The John Edwards mug shot just in.
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The John Edwards mug shot just in.

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10:35 AM, June 3rd, 2011
winstonwolfe:

Drink your milkshake, Edwards. Drink it all up.

John Edwards indictment coming indicted…following the breakdown of talks with the Justice Department over a plea agreement… Sources say the plea agreement fell through because Edwards wasn’t willing to go as far as prosecutors wanted in accepting criminal culpability.

winstonwolfe:

Drink your milkshake, Edwards. Drink it all up.

John Edwards indictment coming indicted…following the breakdown of talks with the Justice Department over a plea agreement… Sources say the plea agreement fell through because Edwards wasn’t willing to go as far as prosecutors wanted in accepting criminal culpability.

Reblogged from "The Wolfe"
12:17 PM, May 26th, 2011

Who Said It: John Edwards or Arnold Schwarzenegger?

A."I ask that the media respect my wife and children through this extremely difficult time. While I deserve your attention and criticism, my family does not."

B. ”If you want to beat me up—feel free. You cannot beat me up more than I have already beaten up myself. I have been stripped bare and will now work with everything I have to help my family and others who need my help.”

Answer here.

4:45 PM, January 7th, 2011

What to make of that latest blockbuster report from the National Enquirer, the one in which the tabloid alleged that John Edwards proposed to Rielle Hunter over Christmas vacation?

Think John Edwards really went there? A family spokeswoman told The Daily Beast “it’s not true.” But!

Barry Levine, executive editor of the National Enquirer, said the publication stands by the story. “Many people deny affairs, but when you’ve denied your own flesh and blood, nothing this guy [Edwards] says can be taken at face value,” Levine said.

What to make of that latest blockbuster report from the National Enquirer, the one in which the tabloid alleged that John Edwards proposed to Rielle Hunter over Christmas vacation?

Think John Edwards really went there? A family spokeswoman told The Daily Beast “it’s not true.” But!

Barry Levine, executive editor of the National Enquirer, said the publication stands by the story. “Many people deny affairs, but when you’ve denied your own flesh and blood, nothing this guy [Edwards] says can be taken at face value,” Levine said.

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