The acquittal and mistrial in John Edwards' campaign finance fraud trial completes a fall from grace that transformed the man who might have been president into one of the most vilified and lampooned political figures in the country.
John Edwards walked out of a courtroom Thursday a free man. How long will it take women attracted by the flame of celebrity -- even ill-gotten -- to date him? And believe they can convert him to monogamy?
Erin Burnett tackles the latest in the John Edwards Trial. Flirting by a juror, wardrobe mishap and a judge's warning.
Jurors began their sixth day of deliberations Friday in the corruption trial of John Edwards, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee and candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.
Once a rising star in the Democratic Party, John Edwards fell from grace after an extramarial affair. Joe Johns reports.
Jurors in John Edwards' corruption trial went home Thursday, after their fifth day of deliberations, without a verdict -- leaving the former Democratic presidential candidate in limbo for yet another day.
The jury in former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards' corruption trial finished its fourth day of deliberations Wednesday without reaching a verdict.
The jury in former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards' corruption trial ended its third day of deliberations Tuesday, asking to take another look at two more exhibits in the case.
Jurors were set to begin deliberations Friday in the corruption trial of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.
The defense team for John Edwards rested its case Wednesday without calling the former Democratic presidential candidate's ex-mistress to testify at his corruption trial.
Prosecutors wrapped up their case in the John Edwards corruption trial Thursday, detailing hundreds of thousands of dollars in expenses used by his former mistress, whose concealment during Edwards' failed presidential run remains at the heart of the scandal.
After a dramatic day in court, the content of John Edwards' sex tape is now fair game in his trial. Joe Johns explains.
John Edwards knew that a wealthy benefactor was giving money to help cover up his affair with Rielle Hunter, a former speechwriter testified Tuesday during the corruption trial of the former presidential candidate.
The attorney for a 101-year-old billionaire donor, whose money is at the center of John Edwards' corruption trial, told jurors Monday that his client knew the hundreds of thousands of dollars she gave the former U.S. presidential candidate was not a campaign contribution.
A former adviser recalled Friday how he urged John Edwards to steer clear of a campaign videographer, later revealed to be his mistress. But the then-presidential candidate refused, Peter Scher said in court.
A former aide details a graphic confrontation between Elizabeth Edwards and husband John.
A former aide to John Edwards testified Thursday about an unexpected pronouncement from a campaign videographer: She and the presidential candidate were in love.
The trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards took a dramatic turn Wednesday when his daughter abruptly left the courtroom during testimony about a fight between her mother and father over his affair with a campaign videographer.
The wife of a former top aide to former presidential candidate John Edwards defended in testimony Tuesday having shot video in September 2008 of the house and possessions of Edwards' pregnant mistress.
John Edwards sternly reassured the wife of his then-campaign aide that using money from his wealthy benefactor to pay his mistress's expenses was legal, she testified Monday.
John Edwards' defense team hammered away at a former campaign aide on Thursday after he was quizzed about his motives and asked whether he made up stories about how Edwards allegedly concealed contributions from campaign donors.
ABC News' Bob Woodruff looks back at his 2008 interview with John Edwards and how the case is unfolding in court.
A former campaign aide of John Edwards faced questions Wednesday about his motives for testifying against the former presidential candidate and whether he made up stories about how Edwards allegedly concealed contributions from campaign donors.
A former aide to then-presidential candidate John Edwards testified Tuesday he helped cover up Edwards' affair with a campaign videographer.
The wealthy backer whose money helped two-time presidential candidate John Edwards hide his pregnant mistress "felt like he was going to be the savior of America," the government's star witness against Edwards testified Monday.
Jury selection begins Thursday in a Greensboro, North Carolina, federal courtroom in the trial of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.
A former aide and a former mistress of one-time presidential candidate John Edwards have settled a civil lawsuit between them that, among other measures, mandates the imminent destruction of sex tapes featuring Edwards and the woman.
A judge postponed a hearing Monday in a case that pits a former aide to John Edwards against the one-time presidential candidate's former mistress.
Whoa! I know more about Rep. Anthony Weiner's private business than (I pretend) I'd like to know. Not just the bulging gray underpants, but also the understanding that all the texting, tweeting, and online lurid repartee is really about... what, masturbation? TMI, right?
The former presidential candidate pleads not guilty to charges in alleged mistress cover-up
The former presidential candidate is accused of using political donations to cover up his affair and love child
Former Sen. John Edwards is indicted on felony charges for allegedly giving campaign funds to his mistress.
Former Democratic vice presidential nominee and two-time presidential candidate John Edwards pleaded not guilty Friday to conspiracy and campaign law violations, acknowledging that he had "done wrong," but denying that he broke the law.
John Edwards was once a political golden boy -- successful senator from the South, telegenic, rich trial lawyer, but a spokesman for the poor, elected to the U.S. Senate in his first run for public office.
CNN's Joe Johns explains the findings of a grand jury that investigated the John Edwards campaign sex scandal.
He could be charged with breaking campaign finance laws, but Rielle Hunter "is focusing on [their] daughter"
The Justice Department has authorized prosecutors to bring criminal charges against former U.S. senator and presidential candidate John Edwards, sources with knowledge of the investigation confirm to CNN.
A North Carolina judge ruled Friday that one-time presidential candidate John Edwards must testify more in a lawsuit pitting his former mistress against a top Edwards aide, lawyers said.
A group of media companies on Wednesday asked a North Carolina judge to unseal court documents in a lawsuit involving the John Edwards sex-tape case.
In June 2010, Elizabeth Edwards talked about her feelings toward John Edwards with CNN's Larry King.
An Edwards family friend shoots down rumors that the politician proposed to Rielle Hunter
Two of former presidential hopeful John Edwards' top aides testified Thursday to a federal grand jury looking into payments from the North Carolina Democrat's campaign to his one-time mistress.
John Edwards's former mistress says she "has not been to Los Angeles in two years"
A "sizable" number of subpoenas have been issued in the investigation of former Sen. John Edwards, his attorney said.
A North Carolina federal jury has issued new subpoenas in the probe of former VP candidate John Edwards.
John Edwards's one-time mistress played the word game Lingo in 2002
Rielle Hunter claims there were problems between the politician and his wife, Elizabeth, for years
CNN Affiliate WRAL reports a fire broke out at the Chatham County, North Carolina, courthouse Thursday afternoon.
A sex tape allegedly showing former Sen. John Edwards survived a fire that torched a North Carolina courthouse on Thursday.
Ex-mistress living in "fantasy" world, says friend of John Edwards
John Edwards's former mistress was in tears when she saw the magazine, according to The View co-host
The politician's former mistress talks about their passionate past and uncertain future
"It's absolutely not true," says his rep of reports that Edwards asked his former mistress to marry him
A judge orders Andrew Young to turn over the tape by next week
A judge ordered an ex-aide to former Sen. John Edwards on Friday to turn over a sex tape said to depict Edwards and his former mistress, an official in a North Carolina court said.
HLN's Joy Behar talks with former John Edwards aide Andrew Young about his claim he has an Edwards-Hunter sex tape.
Andrew Young says he turned down "millions" to sell the tape
A new book about former Sen. John Edwards paints him as a cold, calculating and reckless politician willing to deny fathering a daughter, risking his marriage and putting the Democratic Party in potential political jeopardy -- all in the name of trying to win the presidency.
She tells her sister she's had it and sends John packing
"It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter," the former senator says
Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina has admitted that he fathered a girl with his mistress.
A woman who had an affair with former senator John Edwards enters a federal courthouse in North Carolina.
Rielle Hunter, the woman at the center of the John Edwards sex scandal, has been known variously as a spiritual seeker, an aspiring actress, a party girl and a political operative, according to media reports.
CNN's Joe Johns and Anderson Cooper discuss the questions revolving around John Edwards' affair with Rielle Hunter.
Former Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards talked a campaign aide into claiming he fathered a child born to Edwards' onetime mistress, sources familiar with the issue said Monday.
The former Democratic presidential candidate is considering making an announcement
"I hope for the sake of this child that it happens in a quiet way," she says
A woman who had an affair with former Sen. John Edwards spent the day Thursday at the federal courthouse in Raleigh.
"That's a complicated question," she tells Oprah when asked if she still loves John Edwards
Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of two-time presidential hopeful John Edwards, does not know whether he fathered a child during his affair with a campaign staffer, she says in an interview that is to air this week.
Oprah Winfrey interviews Elizabeth Edwards about her husband's affair.
In a new book, she blasts John Edwards and the woman he cheated with
A new national poll suggests Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich could be on the top of Santa's naughty list.
PEOPLE looks at the aspiring-actress-turned-spiritualist-turned-political-operative at the center of the scandal
Larry sits down with a wide ranging political panel and they dicsuss the Edwards sex scandal and how the family is doing.
For several weeks now, a friend -- who happens to be a fellow journalist with a good nose for news -- has been hounding me to be among the first columnists in the country to write about L'Affaire Edwards.
Former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards admitted Friday to an extramarital affair. He denied being the father of the woman's child, as had been alleged in tabloid reports.
Former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards admitted Friday to an extramarital affair.
CNN's Anderson Cooper takes a deeper look at the woman John Edwards says he had an affair with.
Rumors about John Edwards' love affair had been circulating for months, but it wasn't until the former Democratic presidential candidate admitted to the affair that national news organizations jumped on the story.
"It is inadequate to say to the people who believed in me that I am sorry," the politician says of his affair
The former Democratic candidate denies fathering his mistress's child
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