John Edwards Trial: Aide Recounts Wife Raging at Donors Over Rielle Hunter Cover-Up

John Edwards Trial: Aide Recounts Wife Raging at Donors Over Rielle Hunter Cover-Up

Former presidential hopeful John Edwards was more "a spectator than a participant" at a 2007 meeting in which his now-deceased wife, Elizabeth, railed at two political donors because they had maintained ties to his mistress, Rielle Hunter.

Jennifer Palmieri, a former aide to Edwards who is now the White House deputy director of communications under Barack Obama, said Elizabeth Edwards was angry at Fred Baron and his wife Lisa for taking Hunter on a shopping spree.

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President Obama Announces Support For Gay Marriage

President Obama Announces Support For Gay Marriage

President Barack Obama today became the first sitting president to announce support for same-sex marriage, making his position on the subject clear.

In a sit-down interview with ABC's Robin Roberts, Obama completed what has been a long and often dubious "evolution" on the controversial topic.

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Hillary Clinton Without Makeup: Au Naturale!

Hillary Clinton Without Makeup: Au Naturale!

Hillary Clinton made major headlines on her trip through Asia ... not just for averting a massive diplomatic crisis, but for wearing no makeup!

The Secretary of State finessed a delicate situation between the U.S. and China over a blind dissident, pressed India to reduce its oil imports from the rogue Iran, and deflected the persistent rumors that she will run for president in 2016.

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Will Smith to Obama: Raise My Taxes!

Will Smith to Obama: Raise My Taxes!

As Barack Obama continues to make his way around the country, trumpeting The Buffet Rule - which would apply a minimum tax rate of 30 percent on individuals making over one million dollars/year - he can now take comfort in having a famous person on his side.

Someone who was reportedly paid $20 million for his latest movie role.

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North Carolina Amendment One Bans Gay Marriage in State

North Carolina Amendment One Bans Gay Marriage in State

An overwhelming North Carolina vote to define marriage as legal only between a man and woman dealt a strong blow to gay marriage supporters this week.

With 58 percent support, the measure made North Carolina the 29th state to ban gay marriage, which is legal in only six states (Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, New Hampshire, Maryland and New York) and the District of Columbia.

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John Edwards: In Love With Rielle Hunter?

John Edwards: In Love With Rielle Hunter?

John Edwards has never spoken publicly about his feelings for Rielle Hunter, but thanks to his federal corruption trial, plenty of other people are.

His former speechwriter, Wendy Button, testified Tuesday. She said Edwards admitted he loved Hunter, though the relationship was "complicated."

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John Edwards Refused to Deny Affair on Paper; Rielle Hunter Wanted to Claim Abduction By Aliens

John Edwards Refused to Deny Affair on Paper; Rielle Hunter Wanted to Claim Abduction By Aliens

John Edwards denied his affair with Rielle Hunter to the American public but would not do so in a sworn affidavit, while his mistress wanted to claim she was abducted by aliens, according to the latest dispatches from his trial.

Mark Kornblau, who worked as John Edwards' spokesman and issued a strong denial that succeeded in keeping the Enquirer's story about Edwards' pregnant girlfriend from being picked up by the mainstream media, testified this week.

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