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Edwards and Cahill

Former US senator and Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is on trial for violating campaign finance laws. If convicted, Edwards could spend the next 30 years in a federal prison.
Plus, arts funding on Beacon Hill
By EDITORIAL  |  April 27, 2012
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The quiet push to decriminalize marijuana possession in Rhode Island

The often frustrating push to get a workable medical marijuana regime up and running in Rhode Island has received plenty of ink in recent years. But the state's pot politics don't end there.
Pot is not a crime
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 20, 2012
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'I did not have sext with those women'

Anthony Weiner, New York's embattled sexting congressman, seems determined to ride out the storm.
Can congressman Weiner survive wanker-gate?
By EDITORIAL  |  June 10, 2011

PODCAST: Game Change authors John Heilemann and Mark Halperin [MP3]


John Heilemann and Mark Halperin discuss "Game Change"In the 19 months since the 2008 election, our nation's political landscape has taken quite the dramatic turn....
By Michael C. Walsh  |  May 08, 2010

17. John Edwards

If we hear about the “old mill” one more time, we'll open our veins all over the two Americas. We thought this plastic-haired, accented novelty had bottomed out, until, of course, he got caught cheating on his dying wife. A one-time Senator and two-time
If we hear about the “old mill” one more time, we'll open our veins all over the two Americas. We thought this plastic-haired, accented novelty had bottomed out, until, of course, he got caught cheating on his dying wife. A one-time Senator and two-time loser, Edwards should have never left his job as a television psychic.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009
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Fourth-estate follies!

Granted, other years have had flashier media embarrassments (Jayson Blair, Stephen Glass), but that doesn't mean that 2008 lacked for media misdeeds.
Remembering the year in media malfeasance
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 23, 2008


DQM does NewsNight: Edwards and "Rockefeller"--updated!


 ...Tonight at 8 pm on New England Cable News. We'll be discussing coverage of 1. John Edwards...
By Adam Reilly  |  August 11, 2008
DQM does NewsNight: Edwards and "Rockefeller"--updated!

DQM does NewsNight: Edwards and "Rockefeller"--updated!


 ...Tonight at 8 pm on New England Cable News. We'll be discussing coverage of 1. John Edwards...
By Importer  |  August 11, 2008
DQM does NewsNight: Edwards and "Rockefeller"--updated!

DQM does NewsNight: Edwards and "Rockefeller"--updated!


 ...Tonight at 8 pm on New England Cable News. We'll be discussing coverage of 1. John Edwards' affair and 2. "Clark Rockefeller."Right now, I plan...
By Adam Reilly  |  August 11, 2008
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Suffrage net city

Three years ago, when the Red Sox were winning and John Kerry was losing, YouTube hadn’t even been invented.
The Web has become key to presidential politics — we rate the candidates on how they’ve put Al Gore’s invention to use
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 28, 2007
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Fake-news vacuum

It’s easy to be flip about the deep implications of the Writers Guild of America strike, which is now stretching into its fourth week.

Why the Writers Guild strike could affect the presidential race


By ADAM REILLY  |  November 28, 2007


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Politico and its discontents

In less than four months, Politico has already achieved what few post-FDR presidents could in the same amount of time: it’s become a force in national politics.
Meet the Left’s newest ‘nonpartisan’ media bogeyman
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 18, 2007
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The shape of things to come

The Democratic front-runners and the Republican establishment will be making critical decisions in the coming weeks that will shape the course of the race.
The defining issues of each party’s campaign are being decided now
By STEVEN STARK  |  May 09, 2007
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The real anti-Hillary stands up

According to John Edwards, America has too many politicians (focus-grouped, poll-obsessed, expedient) and not enough leaders (principled, candid, sincere).
John Edwards stakes his claim
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 11, 2006