William “Hootie” Johnson, who once vowed that Augusta National Golf Club wouldn’t admit women even “if I drop dead this second,” said he personally nominated one of the club’s first two female members.
Atlanta area political and business leaders have a solution to traffic that’s ranked among the worst in the U.S.: Ask voters to approve a sales tax increase to raise $8.5 billion over a decade for roads and public transportation.
Ex-presidential candidate John Edwards, on trial for allegedly using campaign funds to hide an affair, initially targeted a longtime friend and a successful musician for money to support his mistress, a former aide said.
John Edwards for weeks assured a campaign aide who was helping conceal his extramarital affair that he wouldn’t abandon him after suspending his 2008 presidential campaign, only to do just that, the ex-aide said.
Former presidential candidate John Edwards isn’t likely to be retried for using illegal campaign contributions to hide an extramarital affair after a jury acquitted him on one count and failed to reach a verdict on five others, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Former presidential candidate John Edwards planted seeds of destruction in his 2008 campaign with his extramarital affair and used a former aide as cover, prosecutors said at the close of his trial over alleged campaign-donation violations.
Jurors tend to look past a criminal defendant’s reputation, no matter how odious, to render verdicts based on fact and law, lawyers said after former presidential candidate John Edwards won an acquittal and mistrial last week.
John Edwards, the former presidential candidate accused of campaign-finance crimes, acknowledged that checks from a multimillionaire donor to support his mistress were for his benefit, the donor’s lawyer testified.