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#ncpol: Steve Troxler backed JOHN EDWARDS ?????

Yep, that’s what it looks like:  Responding to TV ads that call him a “tobacco-taxing liberal,’ Democratic Senate candidate John Edwards charged his opponent’s campaign with lying about his positions. Incumbent Republican Lauch Faircloth’s campaign replied with a counter-counterattack, saying that it is not Faircloth…

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Holding taking heat over decisions re: John Edwards

        George Holding, former US attorney and current GOP nominee for the 13th congressional district, is facing questions from Edwards case jurors, legal experts, and the mainstream media about his decision to probe and prosecute former Democrat U.S.  Senator and vice-presidential nominee…

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Why is this man smiling? (Answer: He — um — GOT OFF.)

          After lengthy deliberations, a federal jury has found former senator (and all-American baby-daddy) John Edwards not guilty on one criminal count, and got hung up on the remaining counts: The jury in the John Edwards trial on Thursday found the…

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North Carolina’s ‘baby-mama drama’ : Will John Edwards — um — GET OFF?

As a former journalist who has covered more than my fair share of trials — my experience has found that, the longer a jury deliberates, the better the chances are for the defense team and the defendant. McClatchy — the parent of The N&O and…

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STST: SAVE THE SEX TAPE !!!!

  John Edwards — AKA “The Breck Girl” and “The Pride of Robbins, NC” — has asked the judge in his corruption trial to NOT destroy a sex tape purportedly featuring himself and mistress Rielle Hunter.  Why — you ask — would Pretty Boy do…

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John Edwards: STILL a sleazeball

        We’ve been hit with a lot of sympathetic coverage of former US senator and presidential candidate John Edwards lately.  Our local paper has been cooing over him.  (Edwards’ parents still live here in Moore County.)  We’ve seen stories about ol’ Johnny’s…

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The selective coverage of politician “sins”

      Rob Christensen, senior political writer and resident newsroom wonderboy at The N&O, wants us to believe that today’s allegedly mainstream media (AMSM) is MUCH tougher on political candidates than the scribes of the past.  He’s partially right.  Today’s  AMSM is a lot…