Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks tackle LeBron James and John Edwards in the weekly Doubleheader.
Summing up Thursday in politics: A guy who desperately wanted to be president upstaged another guy who wants the job, two former commanders in chief and the one currently living in the White House.
Despite a nearly three-week run by the prosecution, John Edwards’ defense attorneys rested after two days without calling the former vice presidential nominee, his mistress or daughter to the stand regarding the campaign finance charges he faces. Judy Woodruff and the AP’s Michael Biesecker discuss the case’s next steps. Continue reading
Former Sen. John Edwards arrived Monday at the federal courthouse in Greensboro, N.C., as the trial began over whether the former vice presidential candidate violated campaign-finance laws. Margaret Warner discusses the case with The Associated Press’ Michael Biesecker, who was inside the courtroom for opening statements. Continue reading
In other news Friday, a federal grand jury in North Carolina indicted two-time presidential candidate John Edwards on charges that he misused campaign donations to help hide his extramarital affair and out-of-wedlock baby. He pleaded not guilty. Also, Ratko Mladic was arraigned at a U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Continue reading
For nearly a year, the National Enquirer tabloid reported that 2004 vice-presidential nominee and 2008 presidential hopeful John Edwards had an extramarital affair — an affair Edwards admitted to late last week. Jeffrey Brown examines why the mainstream media remained silent on the story amid the flurry of tabloid reports. Continue reading
After trading wins in Democratic primary contests, the race continues between Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for the party’s nomination, while GOP Sen. John McCain works to mount a fresh general election strategy. A panel of experts examines the dynamics of the presidential race and weighs the candidates’ next moves. Continue reading
Exit polling from Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary shows that the economy was the top concern among voters in the state, ahead of the Iraq war, healthcare and immigration. Financial reporters explain what candidates are doing to ease voters’ economic anxieties. Continue reading