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Published: 01/19/11

For John Edwards, Indictment in the Balance as Grand Jury Wraps Up Its Investigation

By  Eleanor Clift - Politics Daily
For John Edwards, Indictment in the Balance as Grand Jury Wraps Up Its Investigation

Just when you thought there was nothing more to say about John Edwards and his fall from grace, there's word that the grand jury weighing evidence against him for more than a year is expected to soon conclude its work. Then we'll know whether the two-time presidential candidate will be indicted on that evidence, or if federal prosecutors will close down the investigation into his finances that has dogged him since late 2008. The scandal that damaged Edwards' reputation and destroyed his marriage -- his affair with Rielle Hunter and the child he fathered with her even as his wife, Elizabeth, w...

Published: 01/17/11

Grand Jury Probes What John Edwards Knew About Spending

By  not in system - AOL News
Grand Jury Probes What John Edwards Knew About Spending

WASHINGTON -- A federal criminal investigation targeting John Edwards is examining how much the two-time presidential candidate knew about money used to cover up his extramarital affair and out-of-wedlock child and whether other practices of his violated campaign finance laws, people involved in the case have told The Associated Press. A federal grand jury in Raleigh, N.C., is sifting records and testimony involving several political organizations and individuals connected to Edwards to determine if the former North Carolina senator and 2004 vice presidential nominee broke any laws. A recentl...

Published: 01/7/11

John Edwards Engagement: 5 Reasons the Rumor Spread So Quickly

By  Yelena Shuster - AOL News
John Edwards Engagement: 5 Reasons the Rumor Spread So Quickly

John Edwards, the man who was once considered a top presidential candidate, now seems relegated to a new role as fodder for tabloids and gossip. On Wednesday, less than a month after Edwards' estranged wife, Elizabeth, died from breast cancer, the National Enquirer ran a story suggesting that Edwards had proposed to his mistress and the mother of his love child, Rielle Hunter. Several reputable news organizations ran with the news, albeit with requisite disclaimers about the suspect nature of the Enquirer's journalistic integrity. While neither Edwards nor Hunter has personally denied the s...

Published: 01/7/11

Elizabeth Edwards Can Cut John Out of Her Will, but Not Out of Her Legacy

By  Julie Moos - Politics Daily
Elizabeth Edwards Can Cut John Out of Her Will, but Not Out of Her Legacy

With death, Elizabeth Edwards has closure, but do we? The same day we learned that Edwards had left her entire estate to her children and nothing to her estranged husband, word followed that former vice presidential nominee John Edwards might be marrying Rielle Hunter, the woman with whom he fathered a child while his wife was diagnosed with incurable cancer. Maybe John Edwards will marry Rielle Hunter this summer, as the National Enquirer reports, and maybe he won't; the tabloid has been both right and wrong about Edwards, particularly about the couple's engagement, which the paper initial...

Published: 01/6/11

John Edwards Denies Enquirer Story That He'll Marry Rielle Hunter

By  Annie Groer - Politics Daily
John Edwards Denies Enquirer Story That He'll Marry Rielle Hunter

Will former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards actually marry Rielle Hunter, his mistress and baby mama, with whom he carried on a long affair even as his estranged wife battled the breast cancer that finally killed her last month? The National Enquirer -- which has been correct on several, but not all, key elements of this sordid story -- is reporting the former North Carolina senator's "secret proposal" in its latest issue. However, the Daily Beast reported Friday that an Edwards spokeswoman has denied the Enquirer report. "I can tell you that it's not true," she said. The tabl...

Published: 01/6/11

John Edwards Has Proposed to Rielle Hunter, National Enquirer Says

By  Christopher Weber - Politics Daily
John Edwards Has Proposed to Rielle Hunter, National Enquirer Says

John Edwards has proposed to his mistress Rielle Hunter, The National Enquirer reported Thursday. A source told the tabloid that the disgraced former senator asked Hunter to marry him shortly after issuing a statement last year admitting that he was the father of her daughter, Frances Quinn. However, the Daily Beast reported Friday that an Edwards spokeswoman has denied the Enquirer report. Edwards, a one-time presidential candidate, "is buying a luxury $3.5 million beachfront home where they can live happily ever after with their love child," the Enquirer said. The couple will wed this...

Published: 01/6/11

Elizabeth Edwards Leaves John Edwards Out of Will, Gives Everything to Kids

By  Politics Daily Staff - Politics Daily
Elizabeth Edwards Leaves John Edwards Out of Will, Gives Everything to Kids

The late Elizabeth Edwards willed everything she owned to her three children, leaving her estranged, well-to-do husband, former Sen. John Edwards, without so much as a mention. Edwards, who died of breast cancer on Dec. 7, named her oldest daughter, Catherine, 28, as executor, CNN reported. "All of my furniture, furnishings, households goods, jewelry, china, silverware and personal effects and any automobiles . . . to be divided among them," she wrote in a document dated Dec. 1. Besides Catherine, the will also names daughter Emma, 12, and son John, 10. A copy was published online by "Inside ...

Published: 01/6/11

Elizabeth Edwards Cuts John Out of Will: 5 Famous Estate Shockers

By  Torie Bosch - AOL News
Elizabeth Edwards Cuts John Out of Will: 5 Famous Estate Shockers

Elizabeth Edwards' will leaves everything to her children and nothing to her estranged husband, politician John Edwards. You can view Edwards' will here. Given the Edwardses' troubled marriage and John Edwards' infidelities, it's not too surprising that John went unmentioned in her will, which was dated just six days before Elizabeth died of cancer Dec. 7. Here, Surge Desk rounds up some of the most memorable snubs and insults from the last wills and testaments of the famous. 1. Leona Helmsley: The so-called "queen of mean," a hotel owner and real estate investor, died at the age of 87 in 2...

Published: 01/6/11

Edwards Leaves Husband Out of Will

By  not in system - AOL News
Edwards Leaves Husband Out of Will

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. -- The will Elizabeth Edwards signed days before her death last month makes no mention of her estranged husband and two-time presidential candidate John Edwards. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Thursday that Elizabeth Edwards left all her possessions to her three surviving children. Her last will and testament names as the executor of her estate her eldest child, lawyer Cate Edwards. More on This Story: See Copy of Will (PDF) | Famous Estate Shockers Elizabeth Edwards died Dec. 7, six days after she signed the will filed in Orange County Superior Court in North C...

Published: 01/1/11

Women to Watch (and Watch Out for) in 2011

By  Bonnie Goldstein - Politics Daily
Women to Watch (and Watch Out for) in 2011

Here at Politics Daily, we've been recalling strong women whose terms sadly ended in 2010. On the year's last weekend, the New York Times' annual year-end roundup, "The Lives They Lived," paid appropriate tribute to film actor Lynn Redgrave, whose title role in 1966's "Georgy Girl" validated and emboldened women to love and appreciate their non-hourglass body shapes. The Times' idiosyncratic list, however, left off Jill Clayburgh, whose 1978 portrayal of an unmarried woman did more for single-girl empowerment than former Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown could ever have hoped for. (Brown,...

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