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Senator Kennedy Endorses Barack Obama For President

Senator Edward Kennedy has endorsed Barack Obama for this year’s presidential election.

The senior senator from Massachusetts, and the sole surviving brother of John and Robert Kennedy, was accompanied by JFK’s daughter, Caroline, who endorsed Obama in an op-ed piece in the New York Times on the weekend. [Read more…]


Democratic Primaries Cement John Kerry’s Position As Frontrunner For Presidential Nomination

The mini-Super Tuesday Democratic Party primaries and caucuses have cemented Senator John F. Kerry’s position as the frontrunner for his party’s presidential nomination.

Kerry won the contests in Missouri, Arizona, Delaware, New Mexico and North Dakota.

Senator John Edwards won in South Caroline, keeping his hopes alive, at least for a few days.

Retired General Wesley Clark had a narrow victory over Edwards and Kerry in Oklahoma, also delaying his departure from the race.

The former frontrunner and Governor of Vermont, Howard Dean, was defeated in all seven contests.

The 2000 vice-presidential nominee, Senator Joe Lieberman, was also defeated and announced his withdrawal from the race. [Read more…]


John Kerry Wins New Hampshire Democratic Primary; Election Night Speeches

Senator John Kerry has won the Democratic New Hampshire primary.

Kerry polled 39% against his opponents Howard Dean, Wesley Clark, John Edwards and Joe Lieberman.

His win makes him the party’s frontrunner for this year’s nomination. [Read more…]


Democratic Party Candidates Debate In New Hampshire

The seven Democratic Party presidential candidates have met in debate in Manchester, New Hampshire, in the aftermath of the Iowa caucuses which delivered a convincing victory to Massachusetts Senator John Kerry.

Gen. Wesley Clark, Howard Dean, Sen. John Edwards (N.C.), Sen. John Kerry (Mass.), Sen. Joseph Leiberman (Conn.), Rep. Dennis Kucinich (Ohio), and the Rev. Al Sharpton participated in the debate.

Moderators were Brit Hume of Fox News, Peter Jennings of ABC News, Tom Griffith of WMUR, and John Distaso of The Union Leader.

This recording was taken from the FOX news channel coverage. [Read more…]


Kerry Wins Iowa Caucus; Edwards Second; Dean’s Extraordinary Non-Concession Speech

Senator John Kerry has won the Democratic Party’s Iowa caucus.

Kerry polled 37.6% of the vote. Senator John Edwards came second with 31.8%, whilst Howard Dean polled 18.0% and Richard Gephardt 10.6%.

The candidates each gave election night speeches. Howard Dean’s extraordinary speech could best be classified as a “non-concession concession speech”. [Read more…]


Clinton Impeachment: Statement By Senator John Edwards

The following is a statement from the Senate’s closed deliberations on the Articles of Impeachment against President Clinton, excerpts of which senators were allowed to publish in the Congressional Record for Friday, February 12, 1999.

Senator John Edwards was a Democratic senator from North Carolina. He served from 1995 until 2005.

Statement by Senator John Edwards (Democrat – North Carolina)

I add my praise, Mr. Chief Justice, for the work you have done, but I would add one other thing. The last time I saw you before this impeachment trial you were leading a sing-along at the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference. I thought it might be a good idea for this group.

The CHIEF JUSTICE: A healing device.

(Laughter.)

Mr. EDWARDS: Thank you, Mr. Chief Justice. I have prepared remarks. But I am not going to use them. I made that decision about 20 minutes ago. [Read more…]