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June 14, 2012 | By Robin Abcarian, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Disgraced politician John Edwards had his say , though not on the witness stand. Andrew and Cheri Young had their say , in court, in print and, possibly, in an Aaron Sorkin movie. Before she died of breast cancer in December 2010, Elizabeth Edwards had her say, in a memoir she called “Resilience.” The government had its say , when it unsuccessfully prosecuted Edwards for misuse of campaign funds. And the people spoke as well, when a jury acquitted Edwards on one count of campaign finance violations and deadlocked on five others.
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March 18, 2014 | By Elaine Woo
Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, a philanthropist, art patron and self-taught horticulturalist whose generous support of presidential candidate John Edwards drew her into the political scandal that ended his career, died Monday at her estate in Upperville, Va. She was 103. She died of natural causes, said her longtime friend and attorney, Alexander D. Forger. Mellon, a Listerine heiress who married banking scion Paul Mellon, lived quietly on a 2,000-acre Virginia farm, where her fabled guests included John and Jacqueline Kennedy and two generations of British royalty.
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NEWS
May 16, 2012 | By Richard Simon
The defense in ex-Sen. John Edwards' campaign finance trial rested its case Wednesday without the former presidential candidate or his former mistress taking the stand. Edwards' attorneys ended their defense after just three days - in contrast to the nearly three weeks that federal prosecutors spent, often through salacious testimony, attempting to show Edwards accepted more than $900,000 in illegal campaign contributions during his 2008 bid for the Democratic presidential nomination to hide his extramarital affair.
NATIONAL
March 17, 2014 | By Elaine Woo
Rachel “Bunny” Lambert Mellon, the heiress, philanthropist and horticulturist who was a confidante of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and became a central figure in the trial of John Edwards by using her money to hide his mistress during his 2008 presidential campaign, has died at her Virginia estate. She was 103.  Her death was confirmed by her assistant, Tony Willis. Mellon was the granddaughter of the inventor of Listerine who gained even greater wealth when she married banking scion Paul Mellon.
NEWS
June 2, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- The trial of John Edwards is over, but the public soon will learn more details about his career-ending affair with Rielle Hunter. Edwards' former mistress has written a tell-all memoir, to be released June 26. The book, "What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter, and Me," details Hunter's affair with the former presidential candidate during the 2008 contest that led to an out-of-wedlock birth, campaign finance fraud...
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October 15, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Rielle Hunter is sorry. Very, very sorry. Extremely, lots of, super sorry. And then some. Because that's how sorry you have to be when it's years after the fact? Hunter, infamous for her affair with then-presidential hopeful John Edwards, an affair that started in 2006 and was uncovered in 2007, has a book coming out, "In Hindsight, What Really Happened: The Revised Edition: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me. " To mark the occasion she wrote an essay for Huffington Post admitting her regrets.
NATIONAL
June 26, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
Rielle Hunter probably won't have America's shoulder to cry on after announcing today on ABC's "Good Morning America" that she and former presidential candidate John Edwards broke up just days ago. "We are a family, but as of the end of last week, John Edwards and I are no longer a couple," Hunter said on the program. Hunter has been in the public eye of late due to her new memoir, "What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me. " It details her controversial affair with Edwards while his wife, Elizabeth, was slowly losing her battle to cancer.
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August 12, 2008 | From the Associated Press
An old Jay McInerney novel featuring a party girl based on John Edwards' future mistress, Rielle Hunter, is getting a fresh printing from its publisher. An additional 2,500 copies have been commissioned for "Story of My Life," according to Vintage Books, a paperback imprint of Random House Inc. The book, first released in 1988, is narrated by a promiscuous, aspiring actress whom McInerney has said was inspired by Hunter -- then named Lisa Druck -- and a group of friends the author had met in New York.
NATIONAL
February 23, 2012 | STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
RALEIGH, N.C. - Rielle Hunter, former mistress of John Edwards, won ownership through a legal settlement Thursday of a tape showing her and Edwards having sex during his 2008 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Hunter had sued former Edwards aide Andrew Young and his wife in 2010 over the tape and other personal items the couple said she left in a box of trash. Hunter lived with the Youngs while she was pregnant, and Young initially said he was the father.
OPINION
April 15, 2012 | By Stephen R. Weissman
Last week, jury selection began for John Edwards' trial in Greensboro, N.C. He's charged with accepting and concealing nearly $1 million in illegal campaign contributions during the 2008 Democratic presidential race. It's an extraordinary moment. Usually, allegations of campaign finance shenanigans are handled as civil matters by the bipartisan appointees on the Federal Election Commission. Unfortunately, the agency's most significant decisions have often loosened the bonds of campaign law. But Edwards has been charged in a federal criminal proceeding with "knowingly and willfully" breaking the law. That means a jury of regular folks, not Beltway partisans and lawyers beholden to the system, will determine his guilt or innocence.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Katie Holmes is dating Jamie Foxx? Don't believe everything you read, kids - just because the "Django Unchained" star danced with Suri's mom in public in August doesn't mean anything else has been going on since then.  The rumors "are 100% not true," Foxx told " Entertainment Tonight " on Tuesday. "In fact, it's quite hilarious because we simply danced at a charity event along with a lot of other people. " PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments Foxx is also good friends with Tom Cruise, Holmes' ex, whom he worked with on the 2004 movie "Collateral.
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October 15, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Rielle Hunter is sorry. Very, very sorry. Extremely, lots of, super sorry. And then some. Because that's how sorry you have to be when it's years after the fact? Hunter, infamous for her affair with then-presidential hopeful John Edwards, an affair that started in 2006 and was uncovered in 2007, has a book coming out, "In Hindsight, What Really Happened: The Revised Edition: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me. " To mark the occasion she wrote an essay for Huffington Post admitting her regrets.
NEWS
September 4, 2012 | By James Rainey
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - If one figure looms large in absentia this week at the Democratic National Convention, it is John Edwards. The former U.S. senator plummeted in a seeming instant from his party's golden young man to a tortured tabloid cliché. Edwards infamously cheated on his cancer-stricken wife, Elizabeth, and fathered a child with a campaign worker, then tried to cover up the mess. So the North Carolinian with the perfect hair and the sweet-tea voice is nowhere to be seen this week.
NATIONAL
June 26, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
Rielle Hunter probably won't have America's shoulder to cry on after announcing today on ABC's "Good Morning America" that she and former presidential candidate John Edwards broke up just days ago. "We are a family, but as of the end of last week, John Edwards and I are no longer a couple," Hunter said on the program. Hunter has been in the public eye of late due to her new memoir, "What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me. " It details her controversial affair with Edwards while his wife, Elizabeth, was slowly losing her battle to cancer.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 24 - 30 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 24 - 30 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies   CBS This Morning Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; Denis Leary. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Emma Stone; Lisa Kudrow; Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Rielle Hunter; Denise Richards; Drew Brees; Shawnee Smith and Brett Butler; Mitch Winehouse.
NEWS
June 14, 2012 | By Robin Abcarian, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Disgraced politician John Edwards had his say , though not on the witness stand. Andrew and Cheri Young had their say , in court, in print and, possibly, in an Aaron Sorkin movie. Before she died of breast cancer in December 2010, Elizabeth Edwards had her say, in a memoir she called “Resilience.” The government had its say , when it unsuccessfully prosecuted Edwards for misuse of campaign funds. And the people spoke as well, when a jury acquitted Edwards on one count of campaign finance violations and deadlocked on five others.
NATIONAL
May 26, 2011 | By Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times
As the government neared a decision on whether to indict former Sen. John Edwards on criminal campaign finance violations in connection with a sex scandal, his attorney furiously denied Wednesday that he had broken the law, or even that any law applied to the situation. "John Edwards has done wrong in his life — and he knows it better than anyone — but he did not break the law," said his attorney, former White House Counsel Gregory Craig. "The government's theory is wrong on the facts and wrong on the law. It is novel and untested.
NATIONAL
January 22, 2010 | By Richard Fausset
Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards admitted Thursday that he fathered a child with a former campaign videographer, confirming rumors and reports that had been swirling around the former North Carolina senator for months. "I am Quinn's father," Edwards said in a prepared statement, referring to Frances Quinn Hunter, the toddler he fathered with the videographer, Rielle Hunter. " . . . It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me."
NEWS
June 13, 2012 | By David Zucchino
DURHAM, N.C. - A year after indicting former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards on campaign finance fraud charges, the Justice Department on Wednesday dismissed all remaining charges against the former North Carolina senator. The dismissal came 13 days after a federal jury in Greensboro, N.C., acquitted Edwards of one felony charge and deadlocked on five others, prompting a mistrial. Jurors later said prosecutors did not offer convincing evidence that Edwards had used campaign donations to hide his pregnant mistress and save his campaign for the 2008 presidential nomination from scandal.
NATIONAL
June 2, 2012 | By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Almost from the moment John Edwards was indicted a year ago, some legal analysts warned that a criminal case was nearly unwinnable. It was unprecedented and unwise, they said, to expect a jury to convict a politician for accepting money from friends to deal with an intensely personal matter. After a federal jury acquitted Edwards on one charge of violating election laws and deadlocked on five other charges, prompting a mistrial, the decision to prosecute a philandering politician for campaign finance fraud was still under debate Friday.
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