An independent counsel investigated the president for years, concluding he lied and may have obstructed justice. Congress had to decide what came next. The House impeached him. But the Senate, which Republicans controlled by a small margin, acquitted him at trial. That was two decades ago, when Bill Clinton became the second president to face an impeachment trial. After the release last week of the redacted Mueller report, more Democrats are calling for President Trump to become the third. And if the Democrat-controlled House impeached Mr. Trump, a Senate held by the GOP would once again decide whether to remove him from office.But there's a twist: There are 27 current senators who voted on Clinton's impeachment, either as members of the House or the Senate. Fourteen are Republicans who voted to impeach or convict Clinton, 12 are Democrats who voted in Clinton's favor and one is a Republican who wanted to acquit Clinton on all charges. All of these senators made statements at the time … [Read more...] about 27 senators were in Congress during Clinton’s impeachment. What would they do about Trump?
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Log In How the Battle Over Israel and Anti-Semitism Is Fracturing American Politics Feature The growing prominence of the B.D.S. movement — and the backlash to it — is widening fault lines from college campuses to Capitol Hill. Credit Credit Source photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA Supported by ByNathan Thrall March 28, 2019 On June 9, 2016, the committee tasked with drafting the new Democratic Party platform held its second day of hearings at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, in the upscale Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington. The platform, which is rewritten every presidential-election year, is meant to express a consensus among Democrats on the major issues of the day. The afternoon session, on “America’s role in the world,” included discussions of platform language on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. At stake was whether Democrats would … [Read more...] about How the Battle Over Israel and Anti-Semitism Is Fracturing American Politics
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | If Not Trump, Then Who? Pelosi Fuels Impeachment Debate With Long Implications Advertisement Supported by News Analysis ByPeter Baker and Emily Cochrane March 12, 2019 WASHINGTON — In throwing cold water on the idea of impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi in some ways was simply offering a cleareyed assessment of the state of politics today in the nation’s hyperpolarized capital: There are not enough votes to convict and remove President Trump from office. And yet in declaring that impeachment therefore is “just not worth it,” Ms. Pelosi may also be setting a far-reaching new standard with implications long after Mr. Trump leaves office. By her reasoning, accusations of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, campaign finance violations and other offenses — even if proved … [Read more...] about If Not Trump, Then Who? Pelosi Fuels Impeachment Debate With Long Implications
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: March 9, 2019 at 8:01 pm | UPDATED: March 9, 2019 at 8:19 pm Paul Sonne · The Washington Post YUMA, Ariz. – A lonely sign emerges in the Sonoran Desert on a sandy tract of nowhere. “DANGER. Military reservation,” the text reads. “Unexploded Ordnance. Do not enter.” Underneath, in Spanish, the sign warns of live fire and threatens trespassers with prosecution. This is the Barry M. Goldwater Bombing Range. Military pilots from across the country come to the roughly 1.7-million-acre expanse to blow up replica targets from jets in the desert sky. Today, the Arizona range’s remote terrain – part of which abuts Mexico – is in the crosshairs of not only the pilots who train here. It also has landed in the middle of one of the fiercest battles in American politics: the fight over President Donald Trump’s effort to build a wall across the nation’s 1,954-mile southern border. Citing concerns … [Read more...] about Migrant border crossing: Arizona bombing range is under political ﬁre
Paul Sonne, The Washington Post Published 5:26 pm PST, Saturday, March 9, 2019 "Normandy barriers" - such as the one pictured above near Andrade, California - separate the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument from Mexican territory along the border, according to CBP. less "Normandy barriers" - such as the one pictured above near Andrade, California - separate the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument from Mexican territory along the ... more Photo: Photo By Caitlin O'Hara For The Washington Post Photo: Photo By Caitlin O'Hara For The Washington Post Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 "Normandy barriers" - such as the one pictured above near Andrade, California - separate the Cabeza … [Read more...] about Arizona bombing range is under political ﬁre