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October 17, 1998
Here's a thought for Democrats in general and Clinton apologists in specific. If the polls are right and if the American voter truly wants to "move on" and get this behind us, does that voter know there's a quick and easy way to do that? Vote Republican. The recent votes in the House in favor of impeachment certainly indicate that one political party is moving along quickly and one is dragging its feet, overwhelmingly embarrassed by its leader's disgusting, pathetic, small-minded actions.
December 22, 1998
"Reject Revenge" (editorial, Dec. 20) stated that "a prolonged trial would be harmful to the nation." I agree. But a trial would not be necessary if President Clinton had the interests of the country at heart. If he resigned, the country would not have to endure a trial and he would leave office with a sense of honor and dignity. An alternative could also be a censure by Congress "expressing its abhorrence of Clinton's behavior and specifically condemning him for lying under oath." Your words.
July 15, 2012 | By Jonathan Shapiro, Special to Tribune newspapers
The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln A Novel Stephen L. Carter Alfred A. Knopf: 517 pp., $26.95 What if Abraham Lincoln had lived? What would have happened? Stephen L. Carter's new novel suggests one answer. "The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln" recasts tragedy as thriller with the living Lincoln on trial for his political life. A bestselling author ("The Emperor of Ocean Park," "Jericho's Fall"), Carter hews to the historical record more than the reader might expect.
October 28, 2009 | Richard Fausset
A resolution calling for the impeachment of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is expected to be filed with the state House of Representatives today, setting up what could be an ugly and protracted battle between the Legislature and a scandal-plauged lame-duck governor who has vowed to stay until his term expires in early 2011. The measure is expected to be filed by Republican State Rep. F. Gregory Delleney Jr., according to The State newspaper in Columbia. But the matter could take some time to resolve.
December 10, 2009 | By Richard Fausset
The chances of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford being impeached lessened significantly Wednesday when a state legislative panel rejected a resolution to begin the process of removing the philandering chief executive from office. However, the House judiciary subcommittee did approve a resolution to censure Sanford for secretly leaving the state in June. Rather than go hiking along the Appalachian Trail as he had stated, the Republican governor spent a week in Argentina with the woman he has called his soul mate.
February 17, 1987
I agree with Irons' courageous, sensible, outspoken article. Impeach President Reagan now before he will blow up the whole world. WALTER WICCLAIR Los Angeles
November 7, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
President Joseph Estrada, under mounting pressure to resign in the face of corruption allegations, vowed to prove his innocence at an impeachment trial that now appears inevitable. Estrada's comments came after a House committee sent an impeachment complaint to the full House, where 99 members of Congress already have signed a resolution endorsing impeachment.
August 20, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Republican leaders in the Senate succumbed to political pressure and "sold out" the House members who impeached President Clinton, ensuring the Senate would not remove him from office, the chief investigator contends in a new book. "Before we ever appeared on the floor of the United States Senate, the House impeachment managers and I knew we didn't have a shot to win," writes David P. Schippers, top investigative counsel to Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee during the impeachment.
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