impeachment

MontCo’s Bruce Castor who declined to prosecute Bill Cosby, to represent Trump at impeachment trial

BY: - January 31, 2021

The announcement that Schoen and Castor would be leading Trump's defense came hours after reports that the former president's defense team had quit just a week before the trial was set to begin

U.S. House votes to impeach Trump over Capitol insurrection ; What Pa. lawmakers said

BY: and - January 13, 2021

Trump is the only president in U.S. history to be impeached twice. A Senate trial awaits.

How Trump could quickly be removed from office using the 25th Amendment

BY: - January 8, 2021

A rapidly rising number of federal lawmakers are calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office, either through a process outlined in the 25th Amendment or through impeachment.

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America’s last statesman? Why Mitt Romney’s impeachment speech matters | John L. Micek

BY: - February 6, 2020

(*This column has been updated to correct U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney’s vote on the impeachment articles) When future historians look for the last, documented instance of Republican political courage in the Trump imperium, they’ll look to one man, U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney. In one extraordinary speech on the floor of the United States Senate on […]

U.S. House Dems make their final pitch for ousting Trump: ‘He will do it again’ 

BY: - February 3, 2020

U.S. House Democrats on Monday made their closing arguments for removing President Donald Trump from office, insisting that leaving him in the White House guarantees he’ll cheat in the 2020 presidential election. 

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Goodbye, Democracy. Hello King Donald I Dick Polman

BY: - February 2, 2020

As French lawyer-diplomat, Joseph de Maistre, warned two centuries ago, “Every nation gets the government it deserves.”

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The Trump trial is democracy’s ultimate stress test | Dick Polman

BY: - January 27, 2020

The 2020 election is the last best chance to reverse the dark fork in the road we took in 2016. It's on us if we choose that path again.

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Precedent? Nah, the Senate gets to reinvent its rules in every impeachment | Opinion

BY: - January 26, 2020

Everybody seems to be using the word “precedent” right now. The word has multiple meanings, though, so what people mean by “precedent” is often unclear and confusing.

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Fox News says impeachment is boring. Don’t listen. It’s history before your eyes | John L. Micek

BY: - January 26, 2020

More than once, readers have written in, or people have stopped me, to complain about their fellow Americans’ ignorance of the basic functions of government. Incandescent with anger, they’ll complain that, while their neighbors don’t know the name of their local member of Congress, they can absolutely tell you what happened on the latest episode […]

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New poll: Majority of Pa. voters want Toomey to keep an open mind on impeachment | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 24, 2020

Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., may want to hasten President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial to a hasty conclusion, but voters in a key 2020 battleground state have other ideas. Nearly two-thirds of Keystone State respondents (62 percent) to a survey by progressive-leaning Public Policy Polling say they want the Senate to conduct […]

As impeachment heads to the Senate, Pa. Dems call for transparency, witnesses; GOP lines up behind Trump

BY: and - January 15, 2020

WASHINGTON — An Army veteran, a former cop and a congressional aide during the Nixon impeachment proceedings are among the U.S. House Democrats who will soon make the case for ousting President Donald Trump from office.  The U.S. House on Wednesday approved a resolution that named seven impeachment managers to serve as prosecutors in the […]

Trump impeached: House votes for 3rd time in U.S. history to impose Constitution’s ultimate sanction

BY: and - December 18, 2019

Now only the third president in U.S. history to be impeached by the House, the case against President Trump now goes to the U.S. Senate.