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If you knock up Rielle Hunter (and make a sex tape) while your wife's terminally ill, then use her cancer to win sympathy from voters while seeking your party's nomination for President of the United States, you are a pretty bad person.

Still, John Edwards says, he didn't do anything illegal.

With daughter Cate Edwards standing behind him, he pleaded not guilty to using campaign money to cover up his affair and love child with Hunter.

"There is no question that I’ve done wrong," the two-time former presidential hopeful said outside the federal courthouse in Winston-Salem, N.C.

"I take full responsibility for having done wrong. I will regret for the rest of my life the pain and the harm that I’ve caused to others. But I did not break the law, and I never, ever thought I was breaking the law."

A federal grand jury indicted John Edwards for breaking federal campaign finance laws while he was running for president back in 2008.

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A North Carolina grand jury has formally indicted former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards on criminal campaign finance violations.

The charges stem from the Rielle Hunter sex and love child scandal that ended his political career when the National Enquirer exposed him in 2007-08.

The Democratic V.P. nominee in 2004 and candidate for president in 2004 and 2008 was charged with four counts of illegal campaign contributions, plus one count of conspiracy and one count of false statements.

John Edwards Indicted

The federal indictment comes after a probe into whether John Edwards used money from two supporters to cover up his affair with Rielle Hunter.

The former campaign videographer with whom he had a child also dumped him recently, according to reports that have not been confirmed.

Prosecutors say the money from John's supporters to Hunter constituted campaign donations because it furthered his political career.

Edwards attorneys say that interpretation of campaign finance law is bogus.

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney formally entered the race for the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday, announcing his second White House bid with a direct shot at President Barack Obama's economic leadership.

"Barack Obama has failed America," Romney declared in Stratham, N.H. "It breaks my heart to see what's happening in this country."

"What's [the president's] answer? He says this: 'I'm just getting started.' No, Mr. President, you've had your chance."

Mitt Romney for President

Mitt's run comes at an uncertain time for the U.S. economy, which he claims his business acumen makes him uniquely qualified to take the reins of.

He lost to John McCain back in 2008. Will he prevail in 2012?

He has strong GOP institutional support, but must overcome a lack of enthusiasm among many Republicans and outright opposition among others.

Romney's championing of universal health care in Massachusetts is one point of contention among Tea Party members who prefer ... someone else.

Talk to THG: If the election were today, I'd vote for ...

 

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Sarah Palin is busy eating pizza with Donald Trump and fueling rumors of a possible presidential run as she embarks on a bus tour across the eastern U.S.

Among the many people questioning her motives is Stephen Colbert, who questioned last night on The Colbert Report, “Why is this happening!?”

According to Sarah’s website, which Stephen pointed out, the former governor of Alaska is promoting “the fundamental restoration of America.”

Sarah commented that even her youngest daughter, Piper, has been filled with the spirit of their journey, in particular with the work of our first president, George Washington, who worked “so hard to keep his farm running.”

“It’s true,” Colbert agreed. “I cannot imagine how hard he worked with no help other than his African volunteers.” Watch Stephen's full tirade:

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This video of Fox News' electronic ticker in NYC's Rockefeller Center being hacked by a left-leaning idealist is fairly impressive in a sense. If only someone saw.

People will, of course, see it now on websites like THG. But for all the effort he or she went through to hack the ticker, it appears there was only one witness.

The woman in the video is, like, so excited to be a part of history. Or about the right wing machine's calculated effort to destroy the middle class. Hard to tell.

Fight the power?

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In the greatest meeting of political minds since ... you know what, it's not important. But Donald Trump and Sarah Palin met at a pizza joint in NYC yesterday!

Trump loves the former Alaska Governor, too. Mostly because she loves him so much, or so he claims in gushing about his favorite topic (himself) to Fox.

Palin would "love" for Trump to run for president in the next election cycle, he claimed on Fox & Friends this morning. Here's one of his choice quotes:

Trump met Palin during her stop in New York City. The Thrilla From Wasilla kicked off a tour of the eastern U.S. at the Rolling Thunder rally last weekend.

Both big-name Republicans have been talked about as presidential hopefuls, though Trump recently bowed out and Palin doesn't appear interested.

Like Trump, she basks in the attention, but you can get that merely by acting like you might entertain the idea of running, so why actually bother?

In any case, the admiration is mutual. Trump called Sarah Palin a "terrific woman and a terrific friend" who he hoped would seek the GOP nomination.

Someone start printing the Palin-Trump 2012 t-shirts!!

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Wanna ask Anthony Weiner about the allegedly lewd photo he sent to Gennette Cordova? Curious why he's following a 21-year old woman in Seattle?

Go right ahead. But don't expect a straight answer from the New York Congressman, who insists his Twitter account was hacked and who says he's never met Cordova (she concurs).

Surrounded by curious reporters yesterday, Weiner referred to one as a "jackass" and snapped at another: "I'm going to have to ask that we follow some rules here and one of those being you ask the questions and I answer the questions, does that seem reasonable?"

He also made fun of Michelle Bachmann.

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Anthony Weiner has deemed a new Twitter-based scandal as nothing but a "prank," but the six-term New York Congressman has still hired a lawyer to defend himself against charges of sending a lewd photo to a 21-year old.

On Friday, the 40,000 people who follow Weiner were exposed to a photo of what appeared to be a man's crotch. (View the picture HERE.) The image was immediately deleted, before Gennette Nicole Cordova of Seattle could even view it.

Weiner says a hacker broke into his account and joked: "Touche Prof Moriarity. More Weiner Jokes for all my guests! #Hacked!"

Anthony Weiner Picture

Cordova has also chimed in on the incident, saying: "There have never been any inappropriate exchanges between Anthony Weiner and myself, including the tweet/picture in question, which had apparently been deleted before it reached me."

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And... Sarah Palin is off!

The former Vice Presidential (and future Presidential?) candidate kicked off a tour of the country yesterday by participating in the annual Rolling Thunder ride-along in Washington, D.C. yesterday.

Sarah Palin in Leather

Donning a black jacket - and asking bikers how they stay cool in leather - Palin hopped aboard a motorcycle (she's just so American!) and joined many others in a ride from the Pentagon to the Vietnam Veterans' memorial.

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Is the Thrilla From Wasilla about to be the ... something from Scottsdale?

Sarah Palin is reportedly purchasing a home in Arizona, reports say, sparking renewed speculation that she's leaving Alaska for "away," a.k.a. the lower 48.

Two local television stations obtained video of what appear to be Todd and Sarah Palin outside the luxurious new digs. The reason for the alleged move?

Insiders have long acknowledged - and continue to do so in conversations - that Arizona would be a perfect place to base a 2012 presidential campaign.

S 2 the P

Distance and flying time make Alaska an impossible hub for such an effort, but regardless of whether she runs, Scottsdale makes sense for other reasons.

The city offers a good launching pad from which to hit the speaking circuit and, eventually, the trail for whichever candidate she backs in the GOP primary.

Daughter Bristol Palin is also set up in nearby Maricopa, where she'll be going to school and filming her new reality show with Kyle Massey and his brother.

So will Sarah really move to AZ - and will she really get in the race? Even her staff seems unsure which way she's leaning. You tell us: Should Palin run?

 

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