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AP: Former Sen. John Edwards Indicted

The Associated Press reports a federal grand jury has indicted two-time presidential candidate John Edwards on charges stemming from payments related to covering up an extramarital affair.

The federal investigation began about two years ago in the midst of the former North Carolina senator's 2008 presidential campaign, shortly after the tabloid National Enquirer began running a series of stories suggesting that the candidate was involved with Rielle Hunter, his campaign videographer.

Edwards has denied any criminal wrongdoing.

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 10:40am

Support for Wealth Redistribution Divided on Partisan Lines

A new Gallup poll shows deep partisan divides over whether the government should actively work to create a more equal distribution of wealth in society.

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 10:40am

Pew Poll: Majority Of Voters Already Familiar With Romney

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 10:40am

A Mother's Newest Fear: Explicit Congressmen

Today's parents already have enough to protect their children from on the Internet, observes Steve Breen. They can now add congressmen to that list. So much for encouraging civic engagement.

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 10:40am

News Wires: Yemeni President Saleh Wounded but Alive

Yemen’s embattled leader Ali Abdullah Saleh was lightly wounded when rockets struck his palace Friday.

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 10:40am

AP: Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former Sen. John Edwards

A federal grand jury indicted former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards on charges stemming from payments related to covering up an extramarital affair, the Associated Press reported on Friday.

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 10:40am

First GOP Debate with Recognizable Candidates Will Be on June 13

The first Republican debate to have top-tier candidates is set for June 13 at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, and Newt Gingrich will join the four lesser-known candidates who participated in last month's debate in South Carolina--Tim Pawlenty, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, and Herman Cain.

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 10:40am

Moody's Threatens U.S. Debt Downgrade

Moody’s Investors Service warned on Thursday that “if there is no progress on increasing the statutory debt limit in coming weeks, it expects to place the U.S. government’s rating under review for possible downgrade.”

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 10:40am

NRCC Robo-Calling 11 Democrats

10:17 Clarification: Four Members being targeted by the NRCC voted against the debt ceiling increase this week: Boswell, Carnahan, Cicilline and Critz.

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 9:40am

First GOP Debate with Candidates You've Heard Of Will Be June 13

The first Republican debate to have top-tier candidates is set for June 13 at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, and Newt Gingrich will join the four lesser-known candidates who participated in last month's debate in South Carolina--Tim Pawlenty, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, and Herman Cain.

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 9:40am