June 12, 2008 |
The House voted to send articles of impeachment against President Bush to the Judiciary Committee, which is not likely to hold hearings before the end of his term. By 251 to 166, lawmakers dispatched the measure to the committee -- a procedure often used to kill legislation. Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio), who ran for president this year, insists that his resolution deserves more consideration. He spent more than four hours Monday night reading his 35 articles of impeachment into the record, including charges that Bush manufactured a false case for going to war against Iraq.
May 6, 2008 |
Risking impeachment, Ohio's attorney general refused demands from the governor and other fellow Democrats that he resign over a sexual harassment scandal and an affair with a subordinate. Gov. Ted Strickland told reporters that Democrats would begin drafting an impeachment resolution against Atty. Gen. Marc Dann right away. Republican House Speaker Jon Husted said that his chamber was reviewing the process. A probe uncovered inappropriate staff-subordinate relationships, heavy drinking, and harassing and threatening behavior by a supervisor.
January 23, 2008 |
Kuwait's only female national politician survived an ouster attempt by conservative lawmakers who accused her of mismanagement and endangering traditional religious values. Hundreds of women applauded and ululated in the galleries as parliament voted 27 to 19, with two abstentions, against the impeachment of Education Minister Nouria Subeih. Subeih, wearing a black pantsuit and lacking the Muslim head scarf nearly all women wear in Kuwait, stood and waved to the crowds, while lawmakers shook her hand.
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November 30, 2007 |
Henry J. Hyde, the veteran Republican from the suburbs of Chicago who presided over impeachment proceedings against President Clinton and wrote a controversial law ending federal financing for abortion, died Thursday at a hospital in Chicago. He was 83. Hyde, who retired from Congress at the end of the 2006 session, died at Rush University Medical Center.
November 7, 2007 |
House Democrats on Tuesday beat back a Republican attempt to force them to vote on a divisive resolution to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney for "fabricating a threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction" to justify the war in Iraq. The 218-194 party-line vote waylaying the measure by sending it to the judiciary committee capped a remarkable afternoon in which Republicans tried to outfox Democrats, switching their votes in a strategy that could have triggered an immediate vote.
October 26, 2007 |
Angered by the soaring cost of defending Georgia's most notorious murder suspect, state lawmakers said Thursday they would explore the possibility of impeaching the judge presiding over the case of Brian Nichols, the rape suspect who escaped from a courthouse in 2005 and allegedly killed a judge and three others. Critics say DeKalb County Senior Judge Hilton Fuller has mismanaged the high-profile death penalty case.
August 10, 2007 |
Antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan, who gained international fame by camping outside President Bush's Texas ranch to protest the war in Iraq, announced Thursday that she would challenge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her seat in Congress. "The country is ripe for a change," said Sheehan, citing her son's death in Iraq in 2004 as inspiration for her long-shot bid to unseat the first female speaker in history.
August 1, 2007 |
Democratic House members, including several former prosecutors, introduced a measure Tuesday directing the House Judiciary Committee to investigate whether to impeach Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales. Rep. Dennis Moore (D-Kan.), a co-sponsor of the measure, said the investigation was warranted given the questions about whether Gonzales misled Congress in testimony about the firing of eight U.S. attorneys and about a secret government eavesdropping program.
July 25, 2007
Re "West Hollywood votes to impeach Bush and Cheney," July 22 Kudos to West Hollywood, the first city in Southern California to stand up and let it be known that it believes in our Constitution. City Council members have told the entire nation that they believe in stopping precedent-setting that would allow future presidents to commit crimes and have them ignored.
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July 22, 2007 |
The White House is more than 2,600 miles from West Hollywood, a distance emblematic of how far left the progressive city is compared with elected leaders running the nation on Pennsylvania Avenue. Last week the distance came into focus as West Hollywood officials made their city the first in Southern California to pass a resolution calling for the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.