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Edwards, mistress could still be called to testify

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Records introduced at John Edwards' corruption trial show his campaign finance chairman paid the candidate's mistress a $9,000 monthly cash allowance. Full story...
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Judge hears motions in NC governor campaign probe

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The lawyer for a New Bern man accused of hiding private flight donations to Gov. Beverly Perdue's 2008 campaign says his client provided all the information campaign officials asked of him and questions how he could have done anything differently. Full story...
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Judge refuses to dismiss John Edwards charges

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A federal judge has refused to toss out campaign corruption charges against John Edwards, meaning he will have to present his case before a jury. Full story...
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Prosecution rests in John Edwards trial

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Prosecutors have rested their case against John Edwards after calling to the witness stand many of his closest friends and advisers. Full story...
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Obama staffer testifies at John Edwards trail

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A former campaign spokeswoman for John Edwards has testified that his wife angrily confronted a key donor about his support for the presidential candidate's pregnant mistress. Full story...
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Speechwriter says Edwards knew about cover up

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A former speechwriter for John Edwards has testified that the onetime presidential candidate acknowledged knowing that a wealthy donor was secretly supporting his pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008. Full story...
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Lawyer: Heiress' money meant as a gift for Edwards

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A lawyer for a Virginia heiress says he believes she gave money that was intended as a gift for John Edwards, not a campaign contribution as he ran for president. Full story...
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John Edwards's attorneys question wife of ex-aide

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Attorneys for John Edwards are trying to get the wife of his close confidant to admit that she and her husband have problems with their memories. Full story...
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Former Edwards aide testifies in day two of trial

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video It was the second day of court for the former North Carolina senator and the prosecution's star witness took the stand. Edwards' former aide Andrew Young testified that he and his wife were "scared to death" as they accepted checks as large as $150,000 to help cover up Edwards’ affair. Full story...
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Judge: Witness in Edwards case called witnesses

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A judge says a key prosecution witness in the criminal trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards contacted other witnesses in the case to ask about their planned testimony, a possible violation of federal law. Full story...
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Jury selection continues in John Edwards case

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A federal judge in has dismissed 47 potential jurors from the coming John Edwards trial, many because they said they couldn't fairly weigh evidence involving the former Democratic presidential candidate. Full story...
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Edwards campaign repays taxpayers $2.1 million

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John Edwards's campaign has repaid $2.1 million in public matching funds received after the North Carolina Democrat dropped out of the 2008 presidential primary amid a sex scandal. Full story...
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Former Defense Secretary Rumsfeld to help raise campaign money for Pantano, other veterans

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Ilario Pantano is getting some big-name help raising money for his Congressional campaign. Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will attend a fundraiser for Pantano and other veterans in Washington, DC, later this month. Full story...
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Edwards lawyers seek leeway in questioning Young

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Prosecutors have asked the federal judge overseeing the upcoming criminal trial of John Edwards to limit how much evidence can be introduced from the recent legal fight over ownership of a sex tape featuring the former candidate. Full story...
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John Edwards campaign must repay $2M to Treasury

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The Federal Election Commission is upholding a ruling that requires the campaign of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards to repay the US Treasury more than $2.1 million in public matching funds. Full story...
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