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My tally is in my head rather than on my laptop. Not being a high-flying politician, I guess my enemies are fewer and easier to remember than hers are.

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The death of Mary Richardson Kennedy has once again thrown the spotlight on the goldfish bowl that is life in America's most famous family

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John Edwards denies election finance fraud

Opening statements began yesterday in the trial of the former Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards, who is accused of violating federal campaign finance laws and using the money to hide an affair from the public and his wife, who was fighting cancer.

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John Edwards faces trial over '$1m spent to hide affair'

Five years after his presidential campaign was derailed by scandalous revelations that he had fathered an illegitimate child with a former member of staff, John Edwards will face a jury this morning which will decide whether alleged murky efforts to cover up the affair should land him in prison.

Dr Rice might offer appeal as a woman and an African-American but until now her name has hardly arisen

Republicans call for the return of Condi

Republican voters have given a thumbs-up to Condoleezza Rice as their preferred choice as running mate for Mitt Romney as he gears up to challenge Barack Obama.

Rick Santorum with his wife Karen yesterday

Relief for Romney as Santorum finally bows out

Rick Santorum, the standard bearer of the social conservatives, yesterday effectively pulled out of the Republican presidential race, making certain what has long been obvious: that Mitt Romney will be the party's nominee to face Barack Obama in November.

Rick Santorum with his wife Karen yesterday

'It's over for me': Rick Santorum pulls out of Republican race to give Romney clear run

Daughter's health cited as decisive factor as party focuses on battle to oust Obama from White House

Santorum (pictured) faced a tough fight in his home state against rival Mitt Romney

Rick Santorum quits Republican presidential campaign

Bowing to the inevitable, Rick Santorum quit the presidential campaign today, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to claim the Republican nomination.

Santorum tightens grip on Bible Belt with Louisiana win

Rick Santorum won the Louisiana Republican presidential primary this weekend, beating front-runner Mitt Romney in the race to challenge President Barack Obama.

Early exit polls showed that Santorum's win in Louisiana was one of his strongest performances to date

Rick Santorum beats Mitt Romney in Louisiana primary

Rick Santorum won the Louisiana Republican presidential primary, beating front-runner Mitt Romney in the race to challenge President Barack Obama.

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