From the files of things that are ridiculously long overdue: a North Carolina news station is reporting tonight that John Edwards will finally admit publicly that he is the father of Rielle Hunter's child.

Citing anonymous sources, WRAL says that Edwards will confirm he's the father of the 18-month-old at some point before the federal grand jury investigating whether or not he used campaign funds to pay off Hunter to keep quiet about the affair completes its work.

Coincidentally, the National Enquirer reported today that it has the results of a DNA test proving Edwards' paternity. Once again, the Enquirer deserves a tip of the hat for the work they did on this story, especially in the early going when the old media did everything they could to cover up how just much of a piece of shit John Edwards really is.