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Time.com: Counting the Campaign Cashupdated: Wed Jul 04 2007 14:15:00

As second quarter fundraising comes down to the wire, top candidates aretrying to win the expectations game

Contenders clash on Iraq, immigration, health careupdated: Mon Jun 04 2007 05:27:00

Democratic presidential hopefuls traded barbs over the war in Iraq Sunday night in New Hampshire, with former Sen. John Edwards blasting two rivals for not taking the lead on a recent war spending bill.

Time.com: Kerry's Regrets About John Edwardsupdated: Fri Jun 01 2007 10:40:00

In an exclusive excerpt from his new book, political consultant Bob Shrum talks about his work for both Edwards and Kerry, and Kerry's second thoughts about his choice for veep

Presidential hopefuls report their wealthupdated: Thu May 17 2007 20:20:00

The herd of candidates vying for the White House in 2008 may have different positions on abortion, gun control, climate change and taxes, but there is one thing most of them have in common -- they're millionaires.

Schneider: The political calculations of immigrationupdated: Tue May 01 2007 16:20:00

Do demonstrations like the ones we're seeing on Tuesday have much political impact?

Clinton slips, Edwards climbs in New Hampshire pollupdated: Tue Apr 03 2007 18:31:00

Sen. Hillary Clinton's double-digit lead in the key primary state of New Hampshire has eroded substantially since February, while John Edwards has moved closer, according to a poll released Tuesday.

Back on trail, Elizabeth Edwards pushes stem-cell fundingupdated: Mon Mar 26 2007 14:57:00

In her first public speech since announcing last Thursday that her breast cancer had returned, Elizabeth Edwards appealed Monday for more federal funding for health research of all kinds, including stem-cell research.

John and Elizabeth Edwards defend decision to runupdated: Sun Mar 25 2007 21:48:00

Democratic presidential contender John Edwards and his cancer-stricken wife Elizabeth defended their decision to continue his White House bid Sunday, but the former senator said voters' questions about the decision to keep running are legitimate.

Schneider: Elizabeth Edwards may be husband's biggest assetupdated: Thu Mar 22 2007 18:14:00

The personal is now political. We hear that all the time. Elizabeth Edwards has been called John Edwards' greatest campaign asset. That may have been true Thursday with her display of courage and confidence.

Your e-mails: Torn between Edwards' career and familyupdated: Thu Mar 22 2007 14:30:00

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards said Thursday he will continue his bid for the White House even though his wife Elizabeth's cancer has returned.

Greenfield: When Fate steps into the political arenaupdated: Thu Mar 22 2007 14:04:00

"Do you want to hear God laugh? Make a plan."

Edwards backs bloggers after 'anti-Catholic' complaintsupdated: Thu Feb 08 2007 12:26:00

Former Sen. John Edwards on Thursday stood by two bloggers after a conservative Catholic group demanded they be fired for posting what it called "anti-Catholic" blog entries before joining his presidential campaign.

Catholic group calls on Edwards to fire blogging 'bigots' updated: Wed Feb 07 2007 19:13:00

The head of a conservative Catholic group is demanding that former Sen. John Edwards, D-North Carolina, fire two of his campaign bloggers, charging that they are "anti-Catholic, vulgar, trash talking bigots."

Fortune: It's all the wageupdated: Thu May 11 2006 12:10:00

What do John Edwards and Arnold Schwarzenegger have in common? Movie star looks aside, both are joining a nationwide effort to raise state minimum wages.

The Natural: John Edwards six months laterupdated: Tue Apr 12 2005 10:25:00

In introducing former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, Maryland State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller brought the Annapolis dinner crowd of 600 to their feet announcing that, last year, the defeated Democratic vice-presidential nominee had " made us all proud to be Democrats."

After checking it twice, naughty outnumbers niceupdated: Fri Dec 24 2004 13:55:00

This Christmas, many candidates are eligible for either the naughtiest or nicest of 2004.

Edwards demurs on political futureupdated: Thu Dec 09 2004 17:40:00

A month after losing his bid for the vice presidency, Democratic Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina said Thursday he does not know if he will run for office again, but he plans to stay in the public arena "to fight for the causes that we care about."

Edwards cites optimism about raceupdated: Tue Oct 26 2004 07:36:00

Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. John Edwards said Monday that he is optimistic that he and running mate Sen. John Kerry will win next Tuesday's general election, and he put the blame for partisan divisions in the country squarely on the man they hope to defeat, President Bush.

Edwards defends Kerry against Cheneyupdated: Thu Oct 21 2004 07:19:00

Democrat John Edwards called the Bush administration incompetent and hypocritical Wednesday after Vice President Dick Cheney suggested an American city could be the target of a nuclear attack and John Kerry was not up to heading it off.

Openly criticalupdated: Thu Oct 14 2004 18:42:00

For someone who tries to stay in the background, Mary Cheney can't escape.

Frist knocks Edwards over stem cell commentupdated: Tue Oct 12 2004 19:08:00

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist attacked Sen. John Edwards on Tuesday over a comment the Democratic vice presidential candidate made regarding actor Christopher Reeve.

Polls declare different victors in VP debateupdated: Wed Oct 06 2004 08:47:00

The spin-makers worked hard Wednesday to declare their respective candidates victors in the vice presidential debate, but snap polls after the forum indicated differing results.

Cheney, Edwards wage aggressive battle updated: Wed Oct 06 2004 06:26:00

Tuesday night's debate was a good one. Multifaceted, aggressive and full of one-liners -- the vice presidential debate pitted two deeply contrasting world views.

Veep matchup hard to callupdated: Wed Oct 06 2004 00:46:00

In their duel of wits and words, the two "seconds" in the race for the White House sometimes appeared more evenly matched than the two top-of-the-ticket contenders who debated last week.

Transcript Part II: Cheney, Edwards spar over Iraq, taxesupdated: Tue Oct 05 2004 23:39:00

The following is part two of a transcript of the debate between Vice President Dick Cheney and Sen. John Edwards held Tuesday night at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Tucker Carlson's Debate Blog: Round 2updated: Tue Oct 05 2004 20:29:00

Posted: 10:41 p.m. ET

The race @ Caseupdated: Tue Oct 05 2004 08:01:00

It's Halliburton vs. the trial lawyer, strong and steady vs. fresh and hopeful. Not just another pretty face vs. the son of a millworker. Darth Vader vs. Breck Girl. Youth vs. experience. Charisma vs. gravitas. Outsider vs. insider. Or simply, as the good folks at Case Western Reserve University have plastered all over campus, the "Race at Case."

Cheney, Edwards practice debate skillsupdated: Sat Oct 02 2004 21:50:00

Working from training camps more than 1,500 miles apart, the Democratic and Republican vice presidential candidates prepared over the weekend for their debate Tuesday in Cleveland, Ohio.

Bush touts tax relief, Edwards slams Bush recordupdated: Sat Oct 02 2004 09:23:00

President Bush, who credits three years of tax relief programs with helping strengthen the slow economy, said Saturday he would sign into law the Working Families Tax Relief Act to preserve tax cuts.

Edwards, wife made $39 million in past decadeupdated: Fri Sep 03 2004 19:42:00

Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards and his wife made almost $39 million in the past decade, about 80 percent of it before he was elected to the Senate in 1998, according to tax returns released Friday.

Edwards: Bush comments highlight key differencesupdated: Mon Aug 30 2004 16:54:00

Democrats spent the first day of the Republican National Convention making sure the nation heard President Bush.

CNNMoney: Battle engaged over new OT rulesupdated: Mon Aug 23 2004 08:01:00

Controversial new rules regarding overtime pay went into effect Monday, with the Bush administration and labor advocates squabbling over how many U.S. workers are affected.

CNNMoney: Edwards blasts new OT rulesupdated: Sat Aug 21 2004 11:29:00

Calling to mind his days unloading tractor trailers during the summer, Sen. John Edwards blasted the Bush White House Saturday for endorsing a law that curtails overtime pay for some U.S. workers.

Edwards denounces new overtime rulesupdated: Sat Aug 21 2004 08:56:00

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In blasting new overtime rules that take effect Monday, Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards says he can't understand why the Bush administration wants to undermine a system that rewards workers who toil long hours.

No train stop confuses Kerry supporters in Kansasupdated: Sun Aug 08 2004 06:37:00

Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. John Edwards will return to Lawrence, Kansas, on Sunday for a rally to make amends to hundreds of disappointed supporters.

Daily blog roundup: Wednesday, July 28, 2004updated: Thu Jul 29 2004 03:28:00

Day three of tracking blogs surrounding the activities of the Democratic National Convention focused on former presidential candidates, including John Edwards, as well as delegate doings, media coverage and, of course, Barack Obama.

Key points of Edwards' speechupdated: Wed Jul 28 2004 22:34:00

(CNN) -- In his speech Wednesday night to the Democratic National Convention, Sen. John Edwards offered a number of specifics of what he and Sen. John Kerry would do if elected. Here are the highlights.

Edwards arrivesupdated: Wed Jul 28 2004 07:43:00

Remember when John Edwards was a "rising star"?

Should doctors vote against John Edwards?updated: Tue Jul 27 2004 11:08:00

Many medical professionals are upset that Sen. John Kerry has selected Senator John Edwards as his running mate. They shouldn't be.

Edwards vows broadening of stem cell researchupdated: Mon Jul 26 2004 12:31:00

Sen. John Edwards told a group of health-care technology professionals Monday that a Kerry-Edwards administration would permit more stem-cell research than is allowed under the Bush administration.

Fortune: Should Business Fear A Trial Lawyer As Veep?updated: Mon Jul 26 2004 00:01:00

Business advocates typically have a visceral dislike of trial lawyers. But those planning to use John Edwards's past as a litigator to discredit him as a vice presidential hopeful should proceed wi...

Edwards: New president needed for 'fresh start' with alliesupdated: Wed Jul 21 2004 21:01:00

Sen. John Edwards said Wednesday that based on his recent conversations with NATO ambassadors, U.S. allies "believe that in order for them to have a fresh start with America, we're going to need a new president."

John Edwards: Favorite of the press bus?updated: Mon Jul 12 2004 12:02:00

Like nearly every human being I have ever met, those of us who cover politics are not objective. However, the great majority of political journalists I have known do strive to be fair.

Edwards: Kerry offers hope for 'future of America'updated: Sat Jul 10 2004 12:36:00

Newly minted vice presidential running mate Sen. John Edwards brought his sunny disposition to his party's weekly radio address Saturday, delivering it with the same Southern twanged optimism that fueled his one-time presidential sprint.

Assets, Edwards' and others'updated: Thu Jul 08 2004 13:53:00

This week in The Inside Edge, I take a look at some of the less obvious sides of several issues.

Sunshine stumping, panhandle appeal and some advice to Cheneyupdated: Thu Jul 08 2004 08:55:00

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Bush brings fight to Edwards' home stateupdated: Wed Jul 07 2004 13:55:00

President Bush traveled Wednesday to Sen. John Edwards' back yard, where he criticized John Kerry's new running mate for blocking two judicial nominations and declared that the Bush-Cheney ticket will again win in Edwards' home state of North Carolina.

CNNMoney: Democrats, the economy and taxesupdated: Wed Jul 07 2004 13:19:00

It's too early to gas up Air Force One for Sen. John Kerry or pick out drapes for the Naval Observatory for Sen. John Edwards, but it's not too early to think about how the Democratic party's likely nominees for president and vice president would manage the world's largest economy.

Poll: Edwards viewed favorablyupdated: Wed Jul 07 2004 10:31:00

Tuesday's selection of Sen. John Edwards as the Democratic vice presidential candidate is being viewed favorably by most American voters, according a new poll, although they do see the one-term senator's limited experience in political office as a liability.

Kerry-Edwards team makes debutupdated: Wed Jul 07 2004 03:37:00

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (CNN) -- Making their political debut as a team, Sen. John Kerry and running mate Sen. John Edwards have hit the campaign trail, stumping first in the Midwest before turning to Florida.

Kerry, Edwards prepare for first joint appearanceupdated: Tue Jul 06 2004 19:55:00

The newly minted Democratic duo of Sens. John Kerry and John Edwards were getting acquainted Tuesday night on an estate near Pittsburgh, ahead of their first public appearance together as a presidential ticket, set for Wednesday morning.

Is Edwards a vulnerable candidate?updated: Tue Jul 06 2004 16:54:00

On the surface, John Edwards doesn't present the image of a man with vulnerabilities. But even John Kerry zeroed in on Edwards' lack of experience in January.

Edwards draws GOP fireupdated: Tue Jul 06 2004 12:21:00

John Kerry's choice of Senate colleague John Edwards as his running mate drew swift criticism Tuesday from some Republicans and widespread praise from Democrats.

Kerry: Edwards has 'guts and determination'updated: Tue Jul 06 2004 11:42:00

Presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry announced on Tuesday that he had selected Sen. John Edwards to be his running mate in the race against Pres. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

Kerry-Edwards '04 updated: Tue Jul 06 2004 08:44:00

It's Edwards.

CNNMoney: Wall Street no fan of Edwardsupdated: Tue Jul 06 2004 08:33:00

Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's choice of a running mate may just help him win the election in November, and that could make Wall Street very nervous.

Edwards gives Kerry campaign Southern charmupdated: Tue Jul 06 2004 08:07:00

John Edwards' political resume is short but impressive: Freshman U.S. senator and now the No. 2 man for the potential U.S. president.

The evidence for Edwardsupdated: Wed Jun 30 2004 08:04:00

John Kerry is in Pittsburgh today, with the selection of vice president his most pressing concern.

Edwards tops Kerry veep pollupdated: Tue Jun 29 2004 14:46:00

Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina gets the most enthusiastic response from Americans asked in a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll about possible running mates for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry.

Edwards suspends presidential campaignupdated: Thu Mar 04 2004 07:38:00

Coming home to a bittersweet hero's welcome, Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina ended his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination Wednesday, urging supporters to continue to fight for change and "never settle for less than our highest aspirations."

Kerry's sweeping victoryupdated: Wed Mar 03 2004 08:39:00

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One race over, two others beginupdated: Wed Mar 03 2004 05:44:00

John Edwards ends his '04 Dem campaign today at his daughter's high school in Raleigh, North Carolina, according to campaign sources, some 14 months after he joined up to be a "champion for regular people." (Al Sharpton might quit, too -- more on that below.)

Edwards to quit raceupdated: Tue Mar 02 2004 18:24:00

Unable to make a breakthrough on Super Tuesday, Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina has decided to end his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination, CNN has learned.

Analysts: Edwards needs Super Tuesday miracleupdated: Tue Mar 02 2004 11:39:00

Sen. John Edwards faces almost insurmountable odds in derailing Sen. John Kerry's push to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination unless he can pull out surprise wins in some Southern and Midwest races on Super Tuesday, analysts said.

The big day arrivesupdated: Tue Mar 02 2004 08:58:00

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Kerry, Edwards stump in key Super Tuesday statesupdated: Mon Mar 01 2004 12:29:00

In the final day before Tuesday's critical nominating contests in 10 states, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination and his chief rival focused on two states in which the race could be closest -- Ohio and Georgia.

Dems race to 'Super Tuesday'updated: Sun Feb 29 2004 16:07:00

Facing off in the last debate before Tuesday's nominating contests in 10 states, the four Democratic presidential contenders united in their attacks on the Bush administration for its handling of Haiti but quarreled over economic issues.

Cuomos endorse Kerryupdated: Sat Feb 28 2004 07:08:00

Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo and his son, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo, endorsed Sen. John Kerry for president Saturday.

Democratic primary race unites partyupdated: Fri Feb 27 2004 15:13:00

The Democratic race for the presidential nomination is down to two major contenders. But the contest isn't splitting the party -- it's uniting the party.

Dems debate experience, electabilityupdated: Fri Feb 27 2004 08:26:00

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Dems spar -- gently -- over electability, gay marriage, Iraqupdated: Fri Feb 27 2004 02:09:00

Heading toward next week's Super Tuesday showdown, Sen. John Edwards tried to open a little political daylight between himself and Democratic front-runner Sen. John Kerry in a debate Thursday night.

Bush strikes backupdated: Tue Feb 24 2004 08:34:00

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Campaign 2004: A consumer's guideupdated: Mon Feb 23 2004 13:28:00

To look behind the curtain and to penetrate the "smoke and mirrors" tactics resorted to by those mostly good souls in the political world, here are some (hopefully) helpful hints for making sense of what's now about to happen.

Gearing up for Super Tuesdayupdated: Mon Feb 23 2004 08:44:00

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Edwards: 'Ready for this fight'updated: Sun Feb 22 2004 18:07:00

Even as announced third-party candidate Ralph Nader planned a Monday morning news conference, Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards predicted that Ohio and several Southern states would be battlegrounds in the November election.

Bush dwarfs Democrats in fund raisingupdated: Fri Feb 20 2004 14:31:00

The re-election campaign of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney raised $12.8 million in January, far outpacing the amount raised by the top two Democratic presidential candidates, according to numbers released by campaign staffs.

Edwards, Dean and our Idaho conspiracy theoryupdated: Thu Feb 19 2004 05:51:00

John Kerry surrounds himself today with union leaders, many of whom differ with him on big issues like NAFTA but hate President Bush more than any one trade agreement.

'We are not done yet, but it's over'updated: Wed Feb 18 2004 04:57:00

John Edwards emerges today as the co-winner of the Wisconsin primary, aided by independents and late-deciding voters. Sure, John Kerry won more votes, but Edwards has finally achieved his longtime quest for a two-man race -- just in time for suddenly relevant Super Tuesday.

Democratic battle turns into two-man raceupdated: Wed Feb 18 2004 01:41:00

The Democratic race for the White House turned largely into a two-man matchup Wednesday with Howard Dean's withdrawal from the field, leaving John Kerry and John Edwards battling for delegates as more state contests loom.

Edwards surprised by strong showingupdated: Tue Feb 17 2004 18:01:00

Sen. John Edwards said he was surprised to see how much his support surged on election day in the Wisconsin primary.

Edwards fights off Kerry 'coronation'updated: Tue Feb 10 2004 18:09:00

Sen. John Edwards told supporters Tuesday that the results of the Virginia and Tennessee primaries show there will be an election, not a "coronation," now that he is projected to place second in Virginia.

Fortune: The Democrats Are Out To Get Youupdated: Mon Feb 09 2004 00:01:00

One of the certainties--hell, it may be the only certainty--coming out of the first two Democratic contests this year is that the candidates are unanimous about one thing. They know who the enem...

Dems eye a new target: Dick Cheneyupdated: Fri Feb 06 2004 09:01:00

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Democrats campaign for weekend caucusesupdated: Fri Feb 06 2004 07:12:00

A day ahead of Democratic caucuses in the union stronghold of Michigan, Democratic presidential front-runner Sen. John Kerry received the endorsement Friday of former rival Rep. Dick Gephardt, who was a favorite of organized labor before dropping out of the race last month.

Clark lashes out at Kerry, Edwardsupdated: Thu Feb 05 2004 07:44:00

His hopes buoyed by apparent victory in Oklahoma, retired Gen. Wesley Clark unleashed his most heated attacks yet against Sens. John Kerry and John Edwards, suggesting his chief rivals are "conventional" politicians who "say one thing and then do another."

Edwards: 'I'm running a national campaign'updated: Wed Feb 04 2004 11:02:00

Savoring his victory in Tuesday's South Carolina primary, Sen. John Edwards said Wednesday that his support extends beyond the South and that he is the Democrat who can defeat President Bush in November.

Campaigns move forward, Kerry out frontupdated: Wed Feb 04 2004 00:43:00

John Kerry and John Edwards, the two Democrats who gained the most from Tuesday's presidential sweepstakes, came under fire Wednesday from their Democratic rivals -- a reflection of their status as the leaders in the race for their party's nomination.

Edwards hails 'huge night' for campaignupdated: Tue Feb 03 2004 17:05:00

Sen. John Edwards called his strong showing in South Carolina on Tuesday a "huge night" for his bid to win the Democratic presidential nomination -- and said he aimed to expand the appeal of his campaign.

Day of reckoningupdated: Tue Feb 03 2004 08:56:00

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Edwards: 'In our America, everything is possible'updated: Mon Feb 02 2004 20:31:00

Sen. John Edwards addressed supporters after the polls closed in South Carolina -- where he was projected to win Tuesday's Democratic primary.

Candidates showcase compassion, reach out to nation's poorupdated: Fri Jan 30 2004 16:42:00

Four days before South Carolina voters join electors in seven states to choose a presidential nominee, six of the Democratic candidates took to the Columbia's Township Auditorium stage one at a time to showcase their compassion.

Edwards touts Southern credentials ahead of S.C. primaryupdated: Thu Jan 29 2004 03:17:00

Sen. John Edwards predicted Thursday he will win next week's Democratic presidential primary in his native South Carolina, saying Democrats need a candidate who can challenge President Bush in the South.

Candidate profile: Sen. John Edwardsupdated: Fri Jan 23 2004 16:43:00

From the Wolf Blitzer Reports staff in Washington:

Lights, cameras ... smile!updated: Thu Jan 22 2004 06:26:00

When the cameras roll tonight at the St. Anselm's College debate, look for all seven Democrats to be on their best behavior. Why? Because the biggest message out of Iowa this week wasn't about organization, money or momentum. It was about kindness.

Edwards: Optimistic message can beat Bushupdated: Tue Jan 20 2004 10:40:00

U.S. Sen. John Edwards said Tuesday that his second-place showing in the Iowa Democratic caucuses shows he can take on President Bush in November with an upbeat campaign.

CNNMoney: Kerry and Edwards on the economyupdated: Tue Jan 20 2004 09:13:00

It's too early to gas up Air Force One for either one of them, but the stunning success of Senators John Kerry and John Edwards in Monday's Iowa caucus gives them the Big Mo in the race to get their hands on the reins of the world's biggest economy.

Edwards, Kucinich agree to share support in Iowa caucusesupdated: Mon Jan 19 2004 13:35:00

Democratic presidential candidates John Edwards and Dennis Kucinich have struck a deal to support each other should one candidate fail to draw the minimum support needed to compete in Monday night's Iowa caucuses, Edwards campaign sources said.

Edwards thrilled by second-place finish in Iowaupdated: Sun Jan 18 2004 22:42:00

Sounding giddy after his second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina said on CNN's "Larry King Live": "I'm having so much fun I can't begin to tell you."

Iowa newspaper endorses Edwardsupdated: Sun Jan 11 2004 08:11:00

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina was endorsed Sunday by Iowa's largest newspaper, the Des Moines Register.

FSB: Who Are These Guys, Anyway? The Democratic presidential candidates aren't divulging their economic plans yet. But their voting rupdated: Tue Jul 01 2003 00:01:00

As we head into the latter half of this pre-election year, you'd expect the air to be filled with sweeping Democratic plans for reinvigorating the still-stalled economy. Instead, the primary candid...

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