Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press Published 8:34 AM EST Nov 23, 2018 Washington – Whatever happened to trying to impeach President Donald Trump? As House Democrats begin laying out the vision for their new majority, that item is noticeably missing from the to-do list and firmly on the margins. The agenda for now includes spending on public works projects, lowering health care costs and increasing oversight of the administration. It’s the balance that Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is trying to strike in the new Congress between those on her party’s left flank who are eager to confront the president, and her instinct to prioritize the kitchen-table promises that Democrats made to voters who elected them to office. “We shouldn’t impeach the president for political reasons and we shouldn’t not impeach the president for political reasons,” Pelosi recently told The Associated Press. The California lawmaker, who hopes to … [Read more...] about Impeach the president? House Dems saying not so fast
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Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press Updated 5:32 am PST, Friday, November 23, 2018 FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2018, file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks in during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Democrats are laying out a vision for their new majority, and one item is noticeably missing from the to-do list: President Donald Trump’s impeachment. They’re making plans for spending on public works projects, lowering health costs and increasing government oversight. It’s the balance that Pelosi is trying to strike. less FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2018, file photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks in during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Democrats are laying out a vision for their new ... more Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP … [Read more...] about Impeach the president? House Democrats saying not so fast
Anne Flaherty, Associated Press Updated 9:43 pm, Monday, June 4, 2018 Now Playing: President Donald Trump and his lawyers are laying out an extraordinarily expansive vision of executive authority that scholars say is mostly untested in court and could portend a drawn-out fight with the prosecutors now investigating him. (June 4) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump once joked he could "stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody" and not lose voter support. The quip was intended as hyperbole to make a point on the loyalty of his base. Now, Trump says, he has the power to keep himself out of jail if he wanted, declaring an "absolute right to PARDON myself." This time, though, it seems he isn't joking. But there is a big limit in the world of presidential pardons: impeachment. A look at what's true and what's not when it comes to presidential pardons: SO PRESIDENTS GET TO DO WHAT EXACTLY? … [Read more...] about Is there any limit on the president’s power to pardon?
By Felipe Villamor Published 1:13 pm, Friday, May 11, 2018 Photo: Ted Aljibe / AFP / Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has been a constant irritant to President Rodrigo Duterte. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has been a constant irritant to President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: Ted Aljibe / AFP / Getty Images Philippine court removes chief justice, a critic of the president 1 / 1 Back to Gallery MANILA — The Philippines’ highest court Friday forced out its chief justice, removing a fierce critic of President Rodrigo Duterte and his brutal war against drugs, which has left thousands dead. Voting 8-6, the Supreme Court justices removed Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, approving a petition filed by the government’s lawyer that questioned the … [Read more...] about Philippine court removes chief justice, a critic of the president
Tweeting about the president is a sure-fire way to drum up controversy, as Adam F. Goldberg has learned firsthand after sharing his thoughts on "the most clueless and ineffective" president of all time. The creator of ABC's The Goldbergs took to Twitter on Sunday to blast President Skroob, the sleazy and corrupt president played by Mel Brooks in the director's 1987 classic Spaceballs. Less than a day later, Goldberg is down more than 1,000 followers and has ignited a tweet storm — because a number of people mistakenly thought Goldberg was speaking about President Donald Trump. It started out rather civil, with people discussing Skroob. My God, the President is completely and utterly broken! I can't tell you how disappointed I am. This isn't fixable, is it? #Skroob pic.twitter.com/93e9iHYJBb — Adam F. Goldberg (@adamfgoldberg) June 10, 2017 This has nothing to do with America. Skroob runs the universe. He doesn't want anyone to have a turn but him and his spaceball … [Read more...] about ‘The Goldbergs’ Creator Under Fire for Criticizing the President … From ‘Spaceballs’