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  • Edwards, mistress not called to testify; defense team rests

    John Edwards' defense team rested Wednesday without calling the two-time Democratic presidential candidate or his one-time mistress to the witness stand, a sign of confidence after presenting little more than two days of testimony and evidence.


  • Defense rests without calling Edwards, mistress to testify

    John Edwards' defense team rested Wednesday without calling the two-time Democratic presidential candidate or his one-time mistress to the witness stand, a sign of confidence after presenting little more than two days of testimony and evidence.


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    Edwards defense team considers witnesses

    Attorneys for John Edwards indicated Tuesday their case was winding down, but they were not yet saying whether they will call to the witness stand the former presidential candidate or his mistress.


  • Former presidential candidate and North Carolina Sen. John Edwards arrives May 10, 2012, at a federal courthouse in Greensboro, N.C. Edwards is accused of conspiring to secretly obtain more than $900,000 from two wealthy supporters to hide his extramarital affair with Rielle Hunter and her pregnancy. (Associated Press)

    John Edwards' lawyers begin presenting defense

    After weeks of testimony about John Edwards' illicit affair and the money used to cover it up, his defense attorneys opened their case Monday by digging into the details of federal campaign finance law.


  • Cate Edwards leads her father, John Edwards, into the courthouse in Greensboro, N.C., as the defense starts in his corruption trial Monday. Mr. Edwards has pleaded not guilty to six criminal counts related to campaign finance violations. (Associated Press)

    Judge in Edwards trial to curtail testimony of key defense witness

    The federal judge overseeing the criminal trial of John Edwards will sharply curtail the testimony of a key defense witness who could have raised doubt about whether the former presidential candidate broke campaign finance laws.


  • Former presidential candidate and North Carolina Sen. John Edwards arrives May 10, 2012, at a federal courthouse in Greensboro, N.C. Edwards is accused of conspiring to secretly obtain more than $900,000 from two wealthy supporters to hide his extramarital affair with Rielle Hunter and her pregnancy. (Associated Press)

    Judge refuses to dismiss John Edwards charges

    A federal judge refused to throw out campaign corruption charges against John Edwards on Friday, meaning the former presidential hopeful will have to present his case to a jury.


  • Former Sen. John Edwards arrives with his mother, Bobbie Edwards, at the federal courthouse in Greensboro, N.C., on Thursday, May 10, 2012, for his trial on charges of violating campaign-finance laws. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Prosecution rests after detailing money to Edwards' mistress

    Prosecutors rested their campaign fraud case against John Edwards on Thursday after 14 days of dramatic and often unflattering testimony that focused on the once-promising politician's infidelity and the secret money they say he used to cover up the affair he feared would derail his presidential ambitions.


  • Developer Tim Toben testified at former Sen. John Edwards' campaign finance corruption trial Tuesday that in 2008 he warned the campaign of Barack Obama to look closely at rumors about Mr. Edwards' infidelity. (Associated Press)

    Inside Politics: Lawmakers question VA plans for more staff

    Members of Congress expressed doubts Tuesday on plans by the Department of Veterans Affairs' to hire 1,900 additional workers to improve access to mental health care.


  • Former presidential candidate and North Carolina Sen. John Edwards (center) leaves a federal courthouse in Greensboro, N.C., on May 7, 2012. Edwards is accused of conspiring to secretly obtain more than $900,000 from two wealthy supporters to hide his extramarital affair with Rielle Hunter and her pregnancy. (Associated Press)

    Edwards donor says he told Obama camp about affair

    A onetime donor to John Edwards has testified that he warned the campaign of President Barack Obama in 2008 to look closely at rumors about the former North Carolina senator's infidelity.


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