1. VERDICT

    John Edwards Acquitted

    Image #: 18098622    Former U.S. Senator John Edwards leaves for a lunch break during the ninth day of jury deliberations at the federal courthouse in Greensboro, North Carolina May 31, 2012.  Edwards is charged with accepting excessive campaign funds to conceal his extramarital affair while he ran for president. REUTERS/John Adkisson (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)       REUTERS /JOHN ADKISSON /LANDOV

    John Adkisson, Reuters / Landov

    The former presidential candidate was acquitted on Thursday on all six charges of charges that he misapprpriated $1 million in campaign funds. He had been accused of using the funds from two wealthy donors to cover up his affair with Rielle Hunter and their love child.