“The IRS Abuse Scandal Keeps Growing” [M.D. Kittle, Reason] Where were the lawyers? [John Steele/Legal Ethics Forum, more, yet more] “IRS Abuses Past and Present” [Chris Edwards, Cato] Allegation: IRS questions to Hawaii Tea Party suggest...Show More Summary
A recent e-mail exchange between myself (WGF) and fellow-physician bloggers John M. Mandrola MD (JMM), Edward J Schloss MD (EJS) and Ves Desmov MD (VDMD) resulted in some interesting insights about how physicians are using social media tools today. The following is a lightly edited version of the thread (used with permission). Show More Summary
Following up on ATF Ruling On Sporting Purposes Exemption To Armor Piercing Ammunition, Cam Edwards talks to John Frazer, NRA-ILA’s Director of Research and Information, in a very informative video. It’s worth watching.
John Ingle, best known as patriarch Edward Quartermaine on ABC’s General Hospital, has died. He was 84. Ingle’s passing on Sunday was first reported by a family member on Facebook and General Hospital executive producer Frank Valentini confirmed the news on Twitter. Show More Summary
Many leaders in healthcare (including John Toussaint, Paul Levy, and others) are working to eliminate the “name, blame, and shame” culture that often exists in hospitals. This push (in my mind) started with W. Edwards Deming, who taught that 94% of problems are caused by the system, and continued to the modern patient safety movement, which [...]
Did you know that Rielle Hunter, the famed mistress of John Edwards, has a book out? She has been making the rounds promoting this damn thing to the point where we feel like we’ve read it cover to cover already. Don’t tell that to WaPos‘ Reliable Source, though. Show More Summary
ABC’s “20/20? is airing an exclusive in-depth interview with former Sen. John Edwards‘ mistress Rielle Hunter this Friday. This morning they give us a little dollop of what to expect. Noteworthy: At one point she talks about herselfShow More Summary
(John Elwood) It looks to me that there is only one case undecided from the Supreme Court’s December sitting — First American Financial Corp v. Edwards — and only one Justice without a majority opinion assignment: Justice Thomas. That suggests that the majority opinion was at least initially assigned to Justice Thomas. The case involves whether the [...]
Updated 5:04 p.m. The U.S. Justice Department said this afternoon it will not retry former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards on campaign finance charges. A jury on May 31 acquitted Edwards on one of six counts and deadlocked on the...
The Justice Department has dropped its criminal case against former presidential candidate John Edwards. His campaign finance trial ended in a mistrial last month, with jurors acquitting him of one of six counts related to a a donation...Show More Summary
The Justice Department announced Wednesday it will give up prosecuting former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, NPR reports. In May, a deadlocked North Carolina federal jury found Edwards guilty of one campaign finance charge. The group couldn't reach a decision on five other charges, including one alleging that Edwards knowingly used campaign funds to support [...]
The University of California Berkeley has announced it has appointed Edward Wasserman, a veteran newspaper editor and writer and currently the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation professor of journalism ethics at Washington and Lee University, as dean-designate of the Graduate School of Journalism. Show More Summary
For the first time since former Presidential candidate John Edwards’ trial, Rielle Hunter, his former mistress and the mother of his 4-year-old child, breaks her silence and speaks exclusively to ABC News’ Chris Cuomo in an interview to air on “20/20,” Friday, June 22
ABC’s Chris Cuomo gets the first post-trial interview with Rielle Hunter, the former mistress of John Edwards. In an interview to air next Friday on “20/20,” Hunter speaks candidly about her current relationship with Edwards, his relationship with their daughter Quinn, and what she would have said if called as a witness in his corruption trial. Show More Summary
John Edwards mistrial is umpteenth setback for DoJ white-collarers; FEC’s failure to charge might have been tipoff [BLT] One lawyer on the campaign finance implications of the Edwards prosecution [David Frum] Jeralyn Merritt analysis of Martin/Zimmerman evidence dump indicates once again that Stand Your Ground issue is likely to prove a red herring [TalkLeft, earlier] [...]Show More Summary
In what will now never become an annual event, we present the “Reekies” to those brave souls who offered unique interpretations of the Wisconsin recall results. Here they are: The John Edwards Belated Admission Award goes to Toni Lardinois, executive director of the Green Bay Education Association, for saying that “the governor’s reforms to [...]
Covering John Edwards’ trial was ‘some weird summer camp’ for photographers: …for a writer, the trial was great. We had hours of rich testimony to listen to and sort through. Plenty for the stories we had to file each day.… Read mor...
One day after the former senator escaped conviction for six counts of corruption, Rielle Hunter announces the impending release of the memoir, "John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me." read more
Current TV was a bastion of ridicule yesterday as former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) was acquitted on charges of campaign finance abuse. What’s his next step, a seat alongside fellow cheating liberal louse Eliot Spitzer? Better yet, how about a talk show trio of Spitzer, Edwards and ex-Rep. Show More Summary
In the wake of former North Carolina senator John Edwards’ acquittal on a single charge of violating campaign finance law Thursday, the two-time presidential candidate held a press conference outside the court that raised the eyebrows of some seasoned political observers. Read full article >>