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22 states join campaign finance fight

Twenty-two states and the District of Columbia are backing Montana in its fight to prevent the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision from being used to strike down state laws restricting corporate campaign spending.


John Edwards and Harry Thomas Jr.: They didn’t think anyone would notice?

As more sordid details emerge in the trial of former U.S. senator John Edwards (D), one question lingers: Why on earth did this man, who had so much going for him, risk everything — including a shot at the presidency of the United States — to have an affair with a woman best described as unpredictable? It’s hard not to wonder, as details are being recounted in a North Carolina courtroom of the frantic efforts to stash Edwards’s pregnant mistress from his dying wife (and the rest of the world) and how Edwards hit up a 101-year-old heiress for more money even as he was being investigated for campaign finance violations (for which he is now on trial).


John Edwards asks to delay trial, citing illness

John Edwards

Former presidential candidate John Edwards says he has been diagnosed with a medical condition that would make it difficult for him to attend his approaching criminal trial over campaign finance...

Senh: It just gets worse for John Edwards. Maybe he needs to hire Elliot Spitzer's crisis manager to straighten this mess out. Spitzer seems to have put his infidelity behind him. It might have been easier for him since it was just a prostitute. Edwards not only had a mistress, he also had an illegitimate child with her and then tried to cover it up. It's the stuff of movies. I'm not sure how he should fight this. He should just come clean with everything, deal with the consequences, and put this whole chapter behind him. Dragging it on doesn't help.


Obama chides Republicans on campaign finance

The president urges GOP senators to cross party lines and support legislation requiring disclosure of big corporate donors.

On the eve of a crucial Senate vote, President Obama pushed Republicans on Monday to cross party lines and support campaign finance legislation in yet another White House foray into congressional politics.


Obama blasts campaign finance ruling

Obama blasts campaign finance ruling

President Barack Obama sharply criticized a Supreme Court decision easing limits on campaign spending by corporations and labor unions.


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