Former U.S. Presidential candidate John Edwards
, the Democratic Party's nominee for Vice-President in 2004, has been indicted
on felony charges stemming from illegal use of campaign contributions to hide his affair with film producer Rielle Hunter
, with whom he belatedly admitted
fathering a child while his wife suffered from an ultimately terminal recurrence of breast cancer.
posted by The Confessor
on Jun 3, 2011 -
John Edwards: "No military draft if Democrats win"
- which comes as a relief to me today as my own son turns eighteen. However, as it stands, the Selective Service System has been ramping up its ability to begin a draft as early as Spring 2005
, especially a possibility should Congressional Bills S. 89
and H.R. 163
, known as the "Universal National Service Act of 2003
" pass in the House and Senate. Many people who have been in the military feel a draft would actually degrade the quality of our military forces
. Nonetheless, this time around, a draft would include men and women. And the Selective Service is also looking for a few good people to become a Selective Service System Local Board Member
, one of the tasks of which is to guarantee
"that each CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR is properly CLASSIFIED, PLACED, and
posted by jackspace
on Sep 15, 2004 -
Mickey Kaus of Slate raises questions about Kerry as president, though as it looks like the Mass. senator has the nomination locked up. CNN reports that Edwards is dropping out tomorrow.
And the polls aren't even closed yet in most states. CNN says the two men had a good talk by phone. Is this the Dems dream ticket? Meanwhile, Vermont screams for Dean.
posted by Slagman
on Mar 2, 2004 -
Dean forgoes federal campaign funds.
This goes contrary to his beliefs, although favors his campaign considering he's the front-runner. Why the ideological shift?
You might ask why I'm linking to the Des Moines Register, since every major newspaper is carrying this story anyway. Well, a little more than a week ago, Dean made some rather off-color remarks
to this same paper. Edwards is now calling him out
on two of his latest twists. Not that I think Edwards stands a chance of winning, considering he blatantly came out against gay marriage on the program. But, Edwards has a point, and Dean seems to be stumbling.
posted by BlueTrain
on Nov 9, 2003 -