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John Edwards

Jul 23, 2012 — We may be three weeks away from learning Mitt Romney's choice of a running mate. Until then, here is a historical look at all the VP picks in the last half century, and which ones were considered a plus — or a minus.
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May 31, 2012 — At first blush, the trial looks like it might do little to deter politicians from getting money from supporters and, with some sleight of hand, spend it on practically anything. While the verdict was clearly a loss for prosecutors, analysts believe it wasn't a total loss for campaign finance law.
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May 16, 2012 — His attorneys also will not call Edwards' adult daughter to the stand. He's accused of using campaign funds to try to hide his affair and a daughter Rielle Hunter delivered.
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Jan 13, 2012 — A cardiologist's letters helped convince a North Carolina judge to delay Edwards' trial on alleged misuse of campaign funds. It's now set to start in late March.
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Sep 22, 2011 — Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a good government group, asked the court to dismiss charges brought by Justice Department that Edwards violated campaign finance laws by allegedly conspiring to have money from wealthy friends of Edwards', Rachel "Bunny" Mellon and Fred Baron, used to pay the expense of his mistress and their child.
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Aug 19, 2011 — Friends of the former senator and Democratic presidential candidate say he could not afford Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.
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Jul 25, 2011 — In the interview, Bunny Mellon expresses her fondness for Edwards and her dislike of Elizabeth Edwards who was estranged from the 2004 vice presidential nominee at the time of her death from cancer last year.
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Jun 3, 2011 — Certain words and people seem made for each other. For John Edwards, the word must surely be tragedy. Now, there are more questions than answers. Who is the real John Edwards? Was the man who had the extramarital affair and child with Rielle Hunter the same one who emerged on the national political scene in 1998? Or did something change him?
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Jun 3, 2011 — The Democratic politician's lawyers contend the payments were gifts from friends. Prosecutors allege they were political donations that should have been reported.
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Mar 2, 2011 — Edwards hopes ex-Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig can persuade prosecutors against a trial. Recent reports have indicated that federal prosecutors are considering criminal charges against Edwards for allegedly funneling campaign money to a mistress.
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