Archive for May, 2012

May
31
2012

John Edwards ‘not guilty’ on one count; mistrial declared on remaining charges

Capping a day of dramatic turnarounds, the jury in the campaign finance trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards found him not guilty on Thursday one one count of accepting illegal campaign contributions and said it was deadlocked on... Read more
May
31
2012

Will Adelson place a big bet on Romney?

As Mitt Romney leaves Las Vegas, he hopes he hit the jackpot. Following an hour and a half hour meeting Tuesday afternoon with Nevada billionaire Sheldon Adelson and a few aides, the presumptive Republican nominee was assured the casino... Read more
May
26
2012

The big tryout: VP possibles playing attack dog for Romney

Wanted: A political attack dog ready to tear into President Barack Obama. Must play by team rules, be able to withstand the pressure of a presidential campaign and pass a rigorous vetting process. via The big tryout: VP possibles... Read more
May
23
2012

Pakistan jails doctor who helped CIA find Osama bin Laden

A Pakistani doctor accused of helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden was convicted of high treason and sentenced to 33 years in prison on Wednesday. via MSNBC. Read more
May
09
2012

Justice bars analyst from Mississippi cases after Facebook post calling state ‘disgusting’

The Justice Department has blocked one of its civil rights analysts from dealing with all matters Mississippi after the employee apparently described the state as "disgusting and shameful" on Facebook — comments that drew a rebuke Tuesday from Mississippi’s... Read more
May
07
2012

Obama: 2012 campaign still about ‘hope’ and ‘change’

Trying to rekindle the fire of his historic 2008 campaign, President Obama told supporters this weekend that his re-election bid is still about "hope" and "change." via Fox News. Read more
May
04
2012

Witness: Bunny Mellon thought paying for John Edwards’ mistress was ‘foolish’ but fun

The 101-year-old heiress who funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to help John Edwards cover up his extramarital affair thought the whole operation was "foolish" but was having a "wonderful time," the middleman in the payments said Friday. via... Read more
May
03
2012

FAA issues warning to passenger who filmed bird strike

A Delta Air Lines passenger who admitted using an electronic device last month to videotape a bird strike minutes after takeoff has been warned by the Federal Aviation Administration to follow the rules or face a penalty the next... Read more
May
03
2012

Bin Laden’s letters reveal a terrorist losing control

A trove of never-before-seen letters by Osama bin Laden portray the terrorist leader as an irritated boss chiding his underlings for mistakes yet sure that they could pull off elaborate attacks against the United States. via CNN.com. Read more
May
02
2012

3 Secret Service agents refuse polygraph in prostitution scandal

Three of the 12 Secret Service agents involved in the Colombia prostitution scandal refused to cooperate with authorities and submit to a polygraph test, according to House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King. via CNN.com. Read more