Archives for Politics

Whispers doomed Edwards

John Edwards didn't ruin his reputation by admitting on television to an affair. By the time he sat down to come clean, the damage had already been done in private conversations by political insiders.


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Edwards admits extra-marital affair

Former presidential candidate John Edwards, who won nationwide praise and sympathy as he campaigned side by side with his cancer-stricken wife, Elizabeth, admitted in shame Friday he had had an affair with a woman who produced videos as he prepared to launch his campaign.


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Alternative sources of nonsense

Inconveniently for Barack Obama and especially John McCain, but conveniently for the rests of us, oil prices have begun to fall -- rather rapidly. On Friday, oil was selling at $114 a barrel, down better than 20 percent from its peak of $147 a barrel just three weeks ago.


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Racists hope Obama wins

They're not exactly rooting for Barack Obama, but prominent white supremacists anticipate a boost to their cause if he becomes the first black president. His election, they say, would trigger a backlash — whites rising up, a revolution of sorts — that they think is long overdue.


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