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Republican Congressional Candidate Makes Opposition to Impeachment Election Issue

By David Swanson

Here's a campaign Email that was sent to supporters of Howard Kaloogian for Congress (and those who signed up on his Email list because they were attracted in the way one can be to something so disgusting that it's hard to turn away even while forced to squint and gasp for air). While a number of candidates have begun to make their pro-impeachment positions an issue in this year's congressional campaigns, this is the first I've seen make an issue of his opposition to impeachment of Bush/Cheney. He's running in a special election in April. No doubt, many will have occasion to take this up before November.

Basis to impeach, or just use of power?

Federal law cited in arguments for, against Bush on eavesdropping
By RON HUTCHESON, Knight Ridder

WASHINGTON - The dispute over President Bush's domestic spying program hinges on the same tough question that vexed the nation's founders: How much power does a president have?

Impeachment hearings: The White House prepares for the worst

Insight Magazine

The Bush administration is bracing for impeachment hearings in Congress.

"A coalition in Congress is being formed to support impeachment," an administration source said.

Saddam Hussein is a Tyrant and a Threat to Democracy

Saddam Hussein is a Tyrant and a Threat to Democracy and Deserves Removal from the Presidency for His Litany of Unjust and Barbaric Crimes
By Brad Blog

Saddam Hussein's intolerable use of weapons of mass destruction against enemies; unprecedented aggression against and occupation of a country which posed no threat to his own; routine kidnapping, torture, murder and secret prison system; wholesale slaughter of citizens from other countries; imprisonment of political rivals held for years without charges; and secret spying on his very own countrymen without court order or legislative approval, demonstrates beyond a reasonable doubt that this so-called "President" was a dangerous rogue, a tyrant, and a grave threat -- of the highest order -- to worldwide peace, stability and democracy.

His immediate removal from unelected power was...and is...a completely justified imperative.
http://www.bradblog.com/archives/00002325.htm

Nadler and Turley on Impeachment: Excerpted from Hearings Transcript

CONGRESSMAN NADLER: The legal arguments the administration makes are
not even debatable. They're frivolous arguments. They're
arguments that can only be made by a monarch, by someone who
is trying to justify absolute power in the executive branch.

It's Time

Submitted by Tim Carpenter

Jersey Girls Talk Impeachment

From www.bradblog.com

Several of "The Jersey Girls," who were widowed in the 9/11 attacks: "If we are attacked again, President Bush's shameless disregard of our constitutional rights and his poor judgment in defending our nation against terrorists should be borne out in his resignation from office or a Congressional demand for impeachment."
http://www.bradblog.com/archives/00002319.htm

McLaughlin Group Impeachment Video Now Up

By David Swanson

BradBlog Post on this.
WMV LINK
Flash LINK at Brad Blog

Millions of Americans deserve credit for forcing the I word into the media. Steve Thomma of Knight Ridder says in this clip that he receives 20-50 Emails a day supporting impeachment and that he thinks they're organized. He's right. They're organized here: http://democrats.com/bush-impeachment-polls

CHRIS OWENS SUPPORTS THE IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT BUSH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 23, 2006
CONTACT: ALLEN EDWARDS 917-856-0515, 718-604-7500
"Completing the journey to truth requires us to cross the desert of impeachment."

New Strategies for Impeachment

Over at Kos, abortender discovered some exciting new ways to get impeachment off the ground!

The Rules of the 109th Congress offer many ways to begin impeachment proceedings. (If the previous link doesn't work, start here and search "impeach"). I reformatted the text and added numbers below for convenience.

McClaughlin Impeachment Group

Brad Friedman reports that the McClaughlin Group spent two-thirds of its weekly gabfest this weekend discussing impeachment.

Impeachment Radio: Today from Houston

KPFT - Pacifica Radio
listen online at www.kpft.org
. . . in Houston, 90.1 FM
. . . . . or, in Galveston, 89.5 FM

6 pm Central
. . . 7 pm Eastern
. . . . . 4 pm Pacific

Impeaching Presidents — and Messengers

Bush, The New York Times and the Patriot Act
By DOUG IRELAND, LA Weekly, http://www.laweekly.com

When the U.S. Senate last Friday refused to renew the liberticidal Patriot Act — with its provisions for spying on Americans’ use of libraries and the Internet, among other Constitution- shredding activities — it was in part because that morning’s New York Times had revealed how Bush and his White House had committed a major crime.

Fueled by warrantless wiretapping, impeachment talk is getting louder

By Jim Puzzanghera, San Jose Mercury News

WASHINGTON - After the unfounded claims of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and recent news of warrantless domestic spying, some liberal activists and politicians are boldly talking about impeaching President Bush.

Call is out to impeach Bush

Dems are urged at unofficial hearing
Detroit Free Press

WASHINGTON -- A Democratic congressman, a prominent legal scholar and a self-described target of government surveillance urged Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee on Friday to consider impeaching President George W. Bush for his domestic surveillance program.

Impeachment Resolution Passed

Democrats Abroad France initiates a call for impeachment proceedings, a first-time action taken by any grassroots group of Americans:

The Executive Committee of Democrats Abroad France, in a special meeting on January 15, unanimously passed a resolution calling upon Congress to determine whether impeachable offenses have been committed by the Bush/Cheney Administration and if necessary to immediately begin impeachment proceedings against President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney.

A president above the law

By MARIE COCCO

CLINTON DID IT. That is the first refuge of the right. The most rabid of Bill Clinton's detractors never recovered from the two elections that brought him to the White House. They still mine what they believe to be a trove of irresponsibility unparalleled in presidential history.

Impeach Bush

By Lisa Sorg, San Antonio Current

See, it’s not so hard to say

While we’re observing milestones — this year marks the Current’s 20th anniversary — let’s remember this week in 1998 when the Express-News called for President Bill Clinton’s resignation over the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal. It seems quaint, the country getting all lathered up over fibbing about fellatio, in light of President Bush’s extensive rap sheet, which includes expanding his presidential powers to near fascist proportions.

Should President Bush Face Censure or Impeachment? (Recorded January 18, 2006)

By the Institute for Policy Studies, http://www.ips-dc.org

mp3 (Right click and select Save to disk to download in Windows. Warning- 55 meg file)
Listen Now! With Windows Media Player

Surprise in Coronado

By Barbara Cummings

Janis Karpinski of Abu Ghraib fame or noteriety spoke tonight at the library in Coronado Ca. It is joked that Coronado has more Admirals per square foot than any other town in the US. Property is the highest per square foot than anywhere else in Ca. There are 2 huge military bases there, North Island Naval Air Station and Coronado Amphib Base.

Bill O'Reilly Forced to Talk About Impeachment

Brad Friedman of www.bradblog.com reports:

Just after the bottom of the first hour of today's O'Reilly show (after a *superb* interview with Jonathon Turley, in which Turley made a great case for the impeachment of Bush, despite O'Reilly's best effort to minimize what Turley was saying! I hope to be posting that complete interview at BRAD BLOG if I can get a copy of it).

Impeachment Lunch Break Wednesday in DC

Open to the Public
Taping of Radio Show at Institute for Policy Studies on topic of Censure and Impeachment
With Marcus Raskin, John Cavanagh, David Swanson, and (invited) Rep. John Conyers

Wednesday, January 18, 2006, 12:30pm-1:30pm

Emergency Cong. Probe Needed/Impeachment Fuel Immense, Deadly, Iraq Oil Profits Await ExxonMobil, Others, Courtesy U.S. Govt.

By Nick Mottern, coordinator, www.ConsumersforPeace.org

The Bush government is pushing Iraq to sign oil agreements with multi-national oil companies like ExxonMobil that would give firms extraordinary profits ranging from 42% to 162%, compared to the 12% minimum that is normally considered profitable.

RESOLUTION TO IMPEACH BUSH AND INVESTIGATE CHENEY, ET AL.

The following resolution is coming before the California Democratic Party Executive Board meeting on January 27-28.

RESOLUTION TO IMPEACH BUSH AND INVESTIGATE CHENEY, ET AL.

WHEREAS, (1) the Downing Street Memos show that President George W.Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, CondoleezzaRice, and various others began planning and executing the illegal waragainst and occupation of Iraq months before seeking Congressional and UNapproval; (2) in furtherance of this planning, (a) intelligence wasshaped to fit these plans, (b) illegal bombing runs were made againstIraq and various other potentially illegal operations and actions weretaken with the express intent to provoke Saddam Hussein to take militaryaction and decline to cooperate with the UN and other internationalentities, and (c) false statements to the American people were made byBush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, and others with the apparent intent todeceive Congress and the American public in order to allow the BushAdminstration to carry out its plan for an unnecessary war; (3) as adirect result of the above actions, the U.S. and U.K. began an unapprovedwar of aggression against Iraq, killing thousands of American and Iraqimilitary forces, wounding tens of thousands more, and killing or woundingpotentially hundreds of thousands of civilians, women, children and otherinnocents; (4) that the U.S. has invested hundreds of billions of dollarsin this potentially illegal war, to the detriment of the national debt,all citizens of the U.S. and all government programs for which this moneymight otherwise have been appropriated, and to the benefit solely of themilitary contractors and supplier corporations who have been shown to beovercharging and otherwise cheating the people and the government of theU.S, and (5) these actions on the part of the Bush Administration fit thedefinition of high crimes and misdemeanors, and

Impeachment Talk at the Golden Globes

By MANUEL MENDOZA / The Dallas Morning News

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – This was the year it was fashionable to avoid making political statements backstage. That is, unless you were the journalist posing the loaded question.

Gore Says Bush Wiretapping Could be Impeachable Offense

Former Vice President Says Legislators From Both Parties Did Not Do Enough To Stop Secret Activities
By TEDDY DAVIS, ABC News

Jan. 16, 2006 — - In an impassioned speech about President Bush's warrantless domestic wiretapping program, former Vice President Al Gore said in Washington, DC, on Monday that "the President of the United States has been breaking the law repeatedly and persistently."

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