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Debating Impeachment Among Democrats

By David Swanson

Can you even imagine Republicans, even if they were in a minority in Congress, debating whether or not to call for the impeachment of a Democratic president known and documented as guilty of a wide range of high crimes and misdemeanors? In particular, if you can imagine that, can you imagine the Republicans who opposed impeachment arguing that they were doing so for strategic political reasons?

There are reasons for checks, balances

By Pat Jones, Baxter Bulletin (Arkansas)

Thus far no one has been willing to draft articles of impeachment of George W. Bush. But the political atmosphere is changing.

A majority of Americans now recognize Iraq was a terrible mistake, and the president may have lied about the basis for taking us to war. Indictments are plaguing the administration lately, from Scooter Libby's to Tom DeLay's to Jack Abramoff's. Seventy-five percent of Americans and 66 percent of all GOPers agree the White House should come clean on its connections to Abramoff and release all the photos they are sitting on showing Bush and Abramoff together.

Bates spurs impeachment talk

During a town meeting, Ashland’s state senator says time to oust Bush has come

By Robert Plain, Ashland Daily Tidings (Oregon)

Democrats in D.C. may not using the “I

Dick Cheney Is Not Above The Law

By John Nichols, www.thenation.com

The Nation -- Twenty-two members of the House have now signed on as co-sponors of the call by Representative John Conyers (news, bio, voting record), D-Michigan, to establish a select committee of the Congress to investigate whether the Bush administration's actions before and after the invasion of Iraq violated Constitutional requirements, statutes and standards in a manner that would merit impeachment of the president or vice president.

Elementary, Pat, Elementary

By Katrina Vanden Heuvel, www.thenation.com

The other night, Pat Buchanan said on Scarborough Country's segment about "The Politics of Impeachment" that my views on the subject are irrelevant.

Veterans Working Together for Peace & Justice Through Non-violence. Wage Peace!

From VETERANS FOR PEACE

Dear Supporters of the Veterans For Peace Impeachment Initiative,

In the past you have helped us by signing VFP's online petition calling for the impeachment of President Bush and Vice-President Cheney. Since we've started this drive the list of crimes committed by this administration has grown longer. The latest offense, the authorization of illegal wiretaps, fits into the category of "high crimes and misdemeanors" and are a clear violation of the law reminiscent of the crimes listed in the articles of impeachment written against President Nixon.

But First We Need a Majority

By David Swanson

Some say we can't push impeachment until after non-Republicans win a majority in Congress.

This makes no sense, because first we need a reason to vote the Democrats a majority.

But Cheney's Worse

By David Swanson

We're trying to impeach Bush AND CHENEY. Regardless, there are several reasons to stop worrying that impeaching Bush would make things worse.

An investigation into possible grounds for impeachment, as well as proposals for censure, serve an educational and political purpose in themselves, whether or not we get to impeachment. We further discredit the Bushies, and we help to build an opposition.

Impeachment: The Cure For Executive Excess

By Molly Ivins, AlterNet

Once upon a time, in the middle of a nasty constitutional crisis in Washington, a most unlikely hero emerged -- a lawyer from one of Texas' notoriously discriminated-against racial minorities.

Impeachment Versus Arianna

By David Swanson

Joe Scarborough hosted a discussion of impeachment last night on MSNBC. Here's the transcript:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11256483/

There were four guests, two explicitly labeled as liberals, and two as conservatives. The conservatives were Tucker Carlson and Pat Buchanan. The liberals were Liz Holtzman and Arianna Huffington.

When is Impeachment Warranted?

When does it make sense to impeach a sitting president? At this time in our history, it's a reasonable question to ask.
By Eric Armstrong, http://www.citizensadvisory.org

Richard Nixon was impeached for criminal actions and attempts to interfere with the election process. Either action would probably have been grounds for impeachment, but it was probably the criminal nature of the offense that made it so abhorrent.

23 Have Now Signed on for Impeachment Probe -- What About YOUR Congress Member?

Rep. Michael Honda (DEM-CA-15) signed on yesterday to co-sponsor John Conyers' H Res 635. This bill would create a select committee to conduct an investigation and then make recommendations on impeachment. This is simply asking for the facts. There are now 23 Congress Members behind this. There is no excuse for YOUR Congress Member not to be on it.
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What does this guy have to do to get impeached?

By Greg Sagan, Amarillo Globe-News

The impeachment trial of President Clinton in January 1999 on two articles
voted on the month before by the House of Representatives set an important
standard for America, what might be called the "lowball threshold" for impeachment

San Francisco Sends Impeachment Resolution to Committee

http://www.beyondchron.org

Elsbernd Sends Daly's Resolution to Investigate/Impeach Bush/Cheney to Committee
by Ken Werner, Trinity Plaza Tenants Association (TPTA), 2006-02-08

The Board of Supervisors clock ticked toward 8 p.m., and Sup. Sean Elsbernd asked Item 44 to be severed. And I thought, we're going to have a debate. But as the remainder of yesterday's agenda received approval without objection, Elsbernd decided he wanted Sup. Chris Daly's proposed "Resolution calling for a full investigation, impeachment or resignation of President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard B. Cheney" to be sent to committee.

22 US Reps Want Impeachment Probe

By Matthew Cardinale, Atlanta Progressive News
http://www.atlantaprogressivenews.com

22 US Representatives–including two members of the Georgia delegation–have now signed on as co-sponsors of H. Res 635, demanding a probe which could recommend Bush’s impeachment, including the initial sponsor, US Rep. John Conyers, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.

Cities and State Parties Pass Impeachment Resolutions

By David Swanson

The past month has seen a burst of resolutions supporting impeachment in city councils, state democratic parties, and even chapters of Democrats Abroad. On January 6, the City Council of Arcata, Calif., passed a resolution demanding the impeachment or resignation of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, citing violations of international and constitutional law.

City of S Francisco Takes Up Resolution on Impeachment

http://www.beyondchron.org

Resolution calling for a full investigation, impeachment or resignation of Bush and Cheney
by Ken Werner, Trinity Plaza Tenants Association (TPTA), 2006-02-07

Bloggers, pollsters, newspaper columnists, and members of the U.S. House and Senate have been more frequently discussing the possible impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney, and today District 6 Sup. Chris Daly steps forward to introduce File No. 060156, "Resolution calling for a full investigation, impeachment or resignation of President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard B. Cheney."

Published Version of the Conyers Report

http://www.conyersblog.us

At this site, we are especially proud of the new Conyers Report, "The Constitution in Crisis." We were also pleasantly surprised that the Academy Chicago Publishers, the same people who published "What Went Wrong in Ohio?" decided to publish the report, with a foreward by Ambassador Joe Wilson.

Latest on Impeachment Inquiry

By Congressman John Conyers, http://www.conyersblog.us/

Up to 17 Members, More than 35,000 Citizens

All of your hard work is paying off. We are now up to 17 Members on my select committee to investigate impeachable offenses. And more than 35,000 Americans have signed my on line petition demanding accountability.

ImpeachPAC Endorses Chris Owens

Congress is full of followers. But to impeach George Bush and Dick Cheney, we need real leaders.

That's why ImpeachPAC is endorsing Chris Owens in the open race for Brooklyn's 11th Congressional District.

Impeachment at the Super Bowl

DETROIT: THE FLINT JOURNAL FIRST EDITION
Monday, February 06, 2006
By Doug Pullen
dpullen@flintjournal.com • 810.766.6140
At Super Bowl Sunday:

Crudely made "Impeach Bush" signs greeted drivers headed to downtown Detroit on southbound I-75, but the sentiment was different inside the General Motors Renaissance Center, where football fan and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice signed autographs (including at least one Terrible Towel), posed for pictures and pressed the flesh with the crowd at the ESPN studio on the ground floor.

Specter Supports Impeachment

By David Swanson

On Jan. 15, 2006, George Stephanopoulos interviewed Senator Arlen Specter on ABC's This Week. On the issue of warrent-less NSA Wiretaps authorized by the president, Stephanopoulus asked Specter what the possible remedies would be if the president's actions were found to be illegal. Specter replied, "...Impeachment is the remedy. After impeachment, you could have a criminal prosecution..."

Impeach Bush Sign on Today Show in Rome, Italy, This Morning

From US Citizens for Peace

Watch this Today Show video: http://tinyurl.com/bmdn2

One of our more patient members actually sat through all the videos
of the Today show and found one of us chanting Stop Stop Stop the

Velvet Revolution's ImpeachMobile Makes a House Call!

http://www.bradblog.com

Velvet Revolution's ImpeachMobile has so far received nothing but thumbs-ups and high-signs from those who've seen it! (With the exception of a few cops who have pulled it over to make sure all papers were in order. They are.)

That may change this week, as the intrepid Velvet Revolutionary drivers take the rolling billboard into a few less-friendly settings. We'll see!

In the meantime, we still (The BRAD BLOG is a co-founder of VR) welcome and appreciate your contributions to the effort. They help to fill up the gas tank, as well as to pay for future billboards. Perhaps we'll not be so subtle next time with our message ;-)

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Chris Owens Plants Impeachment Tree in Brooklyn

By Bob Fertik, www.ImpeachPAC.org

Brooklyn's 11th District is an open seat because long-time progressive Rep. Major Owens is retiring. His son, Chris Owens, is carrying his father's progressive torch into a crowded primary this September. Chris Owens made headlines this week when he declared his support for impeaching George Bush.

Democrats in Marin County, Calif., back impeachment

Marin Independent Journal

THE DEMOCRATIC Central Committee of Marin approved a resolution Thursday night that calls for the impeachment of President Bush for what it considers to be illegal domestic wiretapping of American citizens.

Newfane resolution seeks to impeach president

By HOWARD WEISS-TISMAN, Brattleboro Reformer

Saturday, February 04, 2006 - NEWFANE -- Among votes to approve the budget and education spending at Town Meeting, residents will wade into national waters and vote from the floor for the impeachment of President George W. Bush.

Sheeler attempts to impeach Bush

By NICOLE WIETRAK, Coventry Courier

PROVIDENCE - At a state house press conference Wednesday, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and West Greenwich resident Carl Sheeler made a call out to Rhode Island Congressmen James R. Langevin (D-02) and Patrick J. Kennedy (D-01) to assist U.S. Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) to initiate impeachment hearings for President George W. Bush.

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