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John Edwards sex scandal : The List
In a memoir detailing her affair with John Edwards, Rielle Hunter says Edwards' late wife Elizabeth acted like a "witch on wheels" outside the campaign spotlight.

John Edwards' mistress Rielle Hunter: 6 sordid details from her new book

It appears the disgraced two-time presidential candidate still has a little farther to fall before he reaches rock bottom — and Hunter is helping him get there

 
John Edwards sex scandal : Opinion Brief
John Edwards may believe that God isn't "quite done" with him, but he'll have to overcome the American public's disgust first.

Can John Edwards make a comeback?

It seems clear the disgraced two-time presidential contender will never hold office again. But he could find a way to do "good things"

 
John Edwards sex scandal : Fact Sheet
John Edwards leaves a North Carolina courthouse after his campaign finance fraud case ended in a mistrial on Thursday. Edwards noted that he still doesn't believe he did anything illegal, but that he did do "an awful, awful lot that is wrong."

The John Edwards mistrial: What now?

After a long, colorful trial, the former presidential hopeful goes free, but the Justice Department may not be ready to let Edwards walk

 
Future of the Democrats : The List
The photo that inspired the "Texts from Hillary" meme: Once a divisive runner-up, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is earning coolness points from besotted liberals.

Hillary Clinton's 'coolness offensive': 4 highlights

Progressives and young Dems go gaga over the Secretary of State as she cheekily declines actor Jason Segel's offer to co-star in his next film, boozes in Cartagena, and more

 
John Edwards sex scandal : Burning Question
Only 3 percent of registered voters have a favorable view of admitted adulterer John Edwards, according to a new poll.

The John Edwards trial: 4 key questions

The former presidential candidate faces criminal charges for allegedly using money from big campaign donors to keep a sex scandal from sinking his '08 bid

 
John Edwards sex scandal : Essay
Once a respected presidential candidate, John Edwards rarely leaves his North Carolina home and has been hissed at in public.

John Edwards in exile

As his trial begins, the former presidential candidate is a haunted man, says Michael Leahy. He's also scared

 
Future of the Democrats : Opinion Brief
Bob Kerrey could give Democrats their best shot at hanging onto the retiring Ben Nelson's Nebraska Senate seat, and could help the Left retain its Senate majority, too.

Can Bob Kerrey help Democrats hold the Senate?

The former Democratic senator reportedly wants his old job back, going after a seat the GOP desperately wants to win in its quest to reclaim the Senate

 
Gabrielle Giffords Shootings : Forecast
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz) receives a standing ovation from members of Congress on Tuesday, a day before handing in her resignation to focus on her recovery.

What's next for Gabrielle Giffords?

The Arizona Democrat formally resigns from Congress, vowing she "will recover and will return." But return to where?

 
Gabrielle Giffords Shootings : Best Video
"Thank you for your prayers and for giving me time to recover," says Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) in a YouTube video. "I have more work to do on my recovery. To do what is best for Arizona, I will step down this week."

Gabrielle Giffords' 'bittersweet' resignation video

The recovering — but still shaky — Arizona Democrat announces that she's stepping down from Congress, but that, one day, she will return

 
Gabrielle Giffords Shootings : Burning Question
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) smiled after reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at a memorial service Sunday that marked the anniversary of last year's deadly Tucson shooting.

Tucson shootings: One year later, has America learned anything?

The deadly rampage left six people dead, and nearly killed Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Now, the tragedy's anniversary is prompting a fresh round of soul-searching

 
Future of the Democrats : Opinion Brief
Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) won't seek a third term in 2012, further endangering the Democrats' chances of holding onto their slim 53-47 Senate majority.

Ben Nelson's planned retirement: A big blow to Dems?

The Nebraska senator won't seek a third term, raising questions about the Left's chances of holding onto its slim Senate majority

 
Future of the Democrats : The Bullpen
David Frum

David Frum: The Left's wrongheaded anti-Semitism debate

Rather unbelievably, liberal writers are bashing a former AIPAC spokesman for keeping a tally of their obnoxious anti-Israel comments 

 
Future of the Democrats : Burning Question
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) isn't running for re-election in 2012, joining 16 other Democrats who want to put the House of Representatives in their rearview mirror.

Barney Frank's retirement: Proof Dems are scared of 2012?

The liberal congressman becomes the 17th Democratic incumbent to pass on a 2012 re-election bid — compared to just seven Republicans

 
Future of the Democrats : Best Video
After 30 years in office, liberal hero Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) will call it quits by declining to run for re-election in 2012.

Barney Frank's planned retirement: 'The end of an era'

Washington prepares to say good-bye to an openly gay congressman both beloved and loathed for his bitingly honest wit

 
Future of the Democrats : The Bullpen
Robert Shrum

Robert Shrum: In defense of Jon Corzine

MF Global may have gone down on the Democrat's watch. But first, Jon Corzine was a proud progressive who made New Jersey proud

 
Gabrielle Giffords Shootings : Opinion Brief
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), in her first interview since being shot in the head in January, clearly knows what she wants to say, but sometimes struggles to find the words.

Gabby Giffords speaks: Her 'brave' first interview

Alongside her husband, the still-recovering congresswoman talks and smiles through an ABC interview. How did she do?

 
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