Washington taking a shine to rising star Sen. Edwards

WASHINGTON -- From Union Station's newsstands to the city's corner drugstores, John Edwards' face stares out at Washingtonians from the cover of Capital Style magazine, so large that his senatorial pores can be counted like beans. "Building the Perfect Senator," the headline reads. "John Edwards is rich and rugged. But is he ready?" The answer is, he'd better be.

Jordan grants unveiled in Washington

WASHINGTON -- In what may be the smallest gym he's performed in since his high school days in Wilmington, Michael Jordan unveiled one of his retirement plans Friday: a $5 million program that will give teachers of disadvantaged students money for new equipment and new programs.

N.C. freshman senator to represent Democrats in depositions – Edwards youngest of 6 selected as presiding officers

WASHINGTON -- The freshman Democrat from North Carolina on Friday was chosen to represent his party in the House prosecutors' deposition of Monica Lewinsky. Edwards is the youngest of the three Democrats and three Republicans tapped to serve as presiding officers during the testimony of Lewinsky, Clinton confidante Vernon Jordan and White House aide Sidney Blumenthal.

Sworn in: Edwards ends day as senator

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Edwards huddled, tired but happy, among family members in a car on the Senate subway, reflecting on the travails of being the mother of a suddenly very well-known 8-month-old girl. "You go to the grocery store with a baby, it's more complicated," she said. "Your husband gets sworn in as senator and you bring the baby, it's more complicated."