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Federal prosecutors dropped the remaining charges against former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards on Wednesday, less than two weeks after his corruption trial ended in an acquittal and mistrial.

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Trial bookmarks John Edwards' fall from graceupdated: Fri Jun 01 2012 01:39:00

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: Once a cheater, always a cheater?updated: Thu May 31 2012 23:42:00

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?

Odd behavior in Edwards trialupdated: Thu May 31 2012 17:37:00

Erin Burnett tackles the latest in the John Edwards Trial. Flirting by a juror, wardrobe mishap and a judge's warning.

Jury in John Edwards trial deliberates for sixth dayupdated: Fri May 25 2012 11:39:00

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.

The rise and fall of John Edwardsupdated: Fri May 25 2012 11:39:00

Once a rising star in the Democratic Party, John Edwards fell from grace after an extramarial affair. Joe Johns reports.

Edwards trial jury ends fifth day of deliberations without a verdictupdated: Thu May 24 2012 17:28:00

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.

Jury finishes fourth day of Edwards trial deliberationsupdated: Wed May 23 2012 17:16:00

The jury in former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards' corruption trial finished its fourth day of deliberations Wednesday without reaching a verdict.

Jurors break without verdict in Edwards trialupdated: Tue May 22 2012 17:50:00

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.

Jury to begin deliberations in John Edwards trialupdated: Fri May 18 2012 09:00:00

Jurors were set to begin deliberations Friday in the corruption trial of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.

Defense rests in Edwards trialupdated: Wed May 16 2012 16:32:00

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 wrap case in Edwards corruption trialupdated: Thu May 10 2012 18:53:00

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.

Edwards sex tape cleared for trialupdated: Thu May 10 2012 18:53:00

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 about attempt to cover up affair, speechwriter testifiesupdated: Tue May 08 2012 20:12:00

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.

Attorney: Donor knew money wasn't for Edwards' campaign updated: Mon May 07 2012 16:41:00

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.

Ex-adviser: Edwards cursed him after being warned to stay away from mistressupdated: Fri May 04 2012 20:58:00

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.

Aide recalls Elizabeth Edwards meltdownupdated: Fri May 04 2012 08:28:00

A former aide details a graphic confrontation between Elizabeth Edwards and husband John.

Aide recalls bizarre conversation with Edwards mistressupdated: Fri May 04 2012 08:28:00

A former aide to John Edwards testified Thursday about an unexpected pronouncement from a campaign videographer: She and the presidential candidate were in love.

Edwards daughter tearfully leaves courtroom during testimonyupdated: Thu May 03 2012 05:45:00

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.

Wife of Edwards aide sought 'the truth'updated: Tue May 01 2012 18:41:00

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.

Ex-aide's wife: Edwards said donations for mistress's expenses were legalupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 22:56:00

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.

Aide is asked if he made up some stories about John Edwardsupdated: Fri Apr 27 2012 07:04:00

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.

Bob Woodruff on Edwards' lies and trialupdated: Fri Apr 27 2012 07:04:00

ABC News' Bob Woodruff looks back at his 2008 interview with John Edwards and how the case is unfolding in court.

Former aide questioned at John Edwards trialupdated: Wed Apr 25 2012 19:53:00

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.

Ex-aide testifies he helped cover up Edwards affairupdated: Wed Apr 25 2012 10:06:00

A former aide to then-presidential candidate John Edwards testified Tuesday he helped cover up Edwards' affair with a campaign videographer.

Government's star witness leads off Edwards trialupdated: Mon Apr 23 2012 22:18:00

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 in John Edwards' trialupdated: Sun Apr 22 2012 15:03:00

Jury selection begins Thursday in a Greensboro, North Carolina, federal courtroom in the trial of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.

John Edwards sex tape to be destroyed after settlement reachedupdated: Fri Feb 24 2012 05:31:00

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.

Contempt hearing postponed for former John Edwards aideupdated: Mon Jan 30 2012 11:07:00

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.

In the modern sex scandal, boys will be idiotsupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 06:15:00

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? John Edwards: I've Done Wrong - but Didn't Break the Lawupdated: Sat Jun 04 2011 16:50:00

The former presidential candidate pleads not guilty to charges in alleged mistress cover-up John Edwards Indicted on Charges of Misusing Campaign Fundsupdated: Sat Jun 04 2011 13:50:00

The former presidential candidate is accused of using political donations to cover up his affair and love child

John Edwards indicted on six countsupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 16:24:00

Former Sen. John Edwards is indicted on felony charges for allegedly giving campaign funds to his mistress.

John Edwards pleads not guilty to conspiracy, campaign law violationsupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 16:24:00

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.

Edwards' fall: From golden boy to sleazy tabloid taleupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 09:23:00

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.

May: The case against John Edwardsupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 09:23:00

CNN's Joe Johns explains the findings of a grand jury that investigated the John Edwards campaign sex scandal. John Edwards May Face Indictmentupdated: Thu May 26 2011 07:11:00

He could be charged with breaking campaign finance laws, but Rielle Hunter "is focusing on [their] daughter"

Justice Department moving toward charges in Edwards caseupdated: Wed May 25 2011 17:59:00

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.

Judge rules John Edwards must be deposed again in sex-tape lawsuitupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 21:46:00

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.

Judge asked to unseal documents in Edwards sex-tape lawsuitupdated: Thu Mar 17 2011 06:56:00

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.

June 2010: Elizabeth Edwards on Johnupdated: Thu Mar 17 2011 06:56:00

In June 2010, Elizabeth Edwards talked about her feelings toward John Edwards with CNN's Larry King. John Edwards Is Not Engaged, Says Sourceupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 19:48:00

An Edwards family friend shoots down rumors that the politician proposed to Rielle Hunter

2 ex-Edwards aides testify in probe of payments to mistressupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 11:08:00

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. Rielle Hunter Denies Chasing After John Cusack, Matt LeBlancupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 08:28:00

John Edwards's former mistress says she "has not been to Los Angeles in two years"

Subpoenas issued in John Edwards' investigationupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 02:13:00

A "sizable" number of subpoenas have been issued in the investigation of former Sen. John Edwards, his attorney said.

New subpoenas in John Edwards probeupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 02:13:00

A North Carolina federal jury has issued new subpoenas in the probe of former VP candidate John Edwards. Flashback! Watch Rielle Hunter Compete on a Game Showupdated: Sat May 01 2010 02:48:00

John Edwards's one-time mistress played the word game Lingo in 2002 John Edwards's Mistress Says She's No Home-Wreckerupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 16:49:00

Rielle Hunter claims there were problems between the politician and his wife, Elizabeth, for years

Courthouse in flamesupdated: Fri Mar 26 2010 05:48:00

CNN Affiliate WRAL reports a fire broke out at the Chatham County, North Carolina, courthouse Thursday afternoon.

Alleged John Edwards sex tape survives courthouse fireupdated: Fri Mar 26 2010 05:48:00

A sex tape allegedly showing former Sen. John Edwards survived a fire that torched a North Carolina courthouse on Thursday. Elizabeth Edwards 'Disgusted' by Rielle Hunter's Photos but Has Moved Onupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 14:47:00

Ex-mistress living in "fantasy" world, says friend of John Edwards Rielle Hunter Repulsed By GQ Photos, Says Barbara Waltersupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 17:50:00

John Edwards's former mistress was in tears when she saw the magazine, according to The View co-host Rielle Hunter: I Will Love John Edwards 'Till Death Do Us Part'updated: Mon Mar 15 2010 14:29:00

The politician's former mistress talks about their passionate past and uncertain future John Edwards Denies Proposing to Rielle Hunterupdated: Thu Feb 11 2010 07:28:00

"It's absolutely not true," says his rep of reports that Edwards asked his former mistress to marry him John Edwards's Ex-Staffer in Contempt of Court Over Sex Tapeupdated: Sat Feb 06 2010 10:09:00

A judge orders Andrew Young to turn over the tape by next week

Judge orders ex-Edwards aide to turn over sex tapeupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 14:20:00

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.

Ex-aide: I have Edwards sex tapeupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 14:20:00

HLN's Joy Behar talks with former John Edwards aide Andrew Young about his claim he has an Edwards-Hunter sex tape. John Edwards's Ex-Aide: Sex Tape Is Somewhere 'Safe'updated: Sun Jan 31 2010 17:14:00

Andrew Young says he turned down "millions" to sell the tape

Ex-Edwards' aide tells of politician's affairupdated: Sat Jan 30 2010 14:39:00

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. Elizabeth Edwards's Breaking Pointupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 19:30:00

She tells her sister she's had it and sends John packing John Edwards Admits He Fathered Ex-Mistress's Childupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 11:28:00

"It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter," the former senator says

John Edwards admits he fathered child with mistressupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 09:27:00

Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina has admitted that he fathered a girl with his mistress.

Ex-Edwards mistress in courtupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 16:23:00

A woman who had an affair with former senator John Edwards enters a federal courthouse in North Carolina.

Edwards mistress Rielle Hunter changes names, imagesupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 16:23:00

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.

Edwards paternity questionsupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 16:09:00

CNN's Joe Johns and Anderson Cooper discuss the questions revolving around John Edwards' affair with Rielle Hunter.

Edwards asked aide to claim paternity, sources sayupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 16:09:00

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. BUZZ: Will John Edwards Own Up to Lovechild?updated: Mon Sep 21 2009 20:47:00

The former Democratic presidential candidate is considering making an announcement Elizabeth Edwards Expects DNA Test for Husband's Alleged Love Childupdated: Thu Aug 20 2009 16:26:00

"I hope for the sake of this child that it happens in a quiet way," she says

Edwards' ex-mistress at federal courtupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 18:09:00

A woman who had an affair with former Sen. John Edwards spent the day Thursday at the federal courthouse in Raleigh. Elizabeth Edwards Talks about Fragile State of Her Marriageupdated: Tue May 05 2009 22:47:00

"That's a complicated question," she tells Oprah when asked if she still loves John Edwards

Elizabeth Edwards breaks silence on affairupdated: Tue May 05 2009 11:56:00

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.

Elizabeth Edwards speaks outupdated: Tue May 05 2009 11:56:00

Oprah Winfrey interviews Elizabeth Edwards about her husband's affair. Husband's Affair Made Elizabeth Edwards Sick to Her Stomachupdated: Fri May 01 2009 08:52:00

In a new book, she blasts John Edwards and the woman he cheated with

Poll: Illinois governor named naughtiest politician of 2008updated: Sat Dec 27 2008 00:38:00

A new national poll suggests Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich could be on the top of Santa's naughty list. The Edwards Affair: The Mysterious Other Woman, Rielle Hunter updated: Fri Aug 15 2008 13:20:00

PEOPLE looks at the aspiring-actress-turned-spiritualist-turned-political-operative at the center of the scandal

Larry King: Edwards scandalupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 04:05:00

Larry sits down with a wide ranging political panel and they dicsuss the Edwards sex scandal and how the family is doing.

Commentary: Media didn't conspire to protect Edwardsupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 15:12:00

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.

Edwards admits to extramarital affairupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 12:40:00

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.

Edwards admits to extramarital affairupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 12:40:00

Former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards admitted Friday to an extramarital affair.

Who is Rielle Hunter?updated: Mon Aug 11 2008 10:38:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper takes a deeper look at the woman John Edwards says he had an affair with.

Edwards affair: Was media part of a 'conspiracy of silence'?updated: Mon Aug 11 2008 10:38:00

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. John Edwards: I Am Ashamed of My Conductupdated: Sat Aug 09 2008 15:14:00

"It is inadequate to say to the people who believed in me that I am sorry," the politician says of his affair John Edwards Admits to Having an Affairupdated: Sat Aug 09 2008 06:06:00

The former Democratic candidate denies fathering his mistress's child

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