Showing posts with label impeachment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label impeachment. Show all posts

Monday, June 11, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

New World Next Week: Episode106 -
Goodbye Enterprise, Impeach Obama 2012, Goldman Sacked

NewWorldNextWeek.com: Episode106 -
Goodbye Enterprise, Impeach Obama 2012, Goldman Sacked


NewWorldNextWeek.com: Episode106 - Goodbye Enterprise, Impeach Obama 2012, Goldman SackedWelcome back to New World Next Week - the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1: 'Top Gun' Aircraft Carrier USS Enterprise Starting Final Voyage
Navy Carrier USS Enterprise On Final Voyage - America's Oldest Active-Duty Warship To Close 50-Year Career
Related: Beware the Ides of March
Catch 2012 - The Synch1ng of th3 Costa Concordia
US Scrambles to Contain Fury Over Attack In Afghanistan

Story #2: 'Impeach Obama' Bill - Use of Military Without Congress Approval 'High Crime'
Obama Impeachment Bill Now In Congress
House Concurrent Resolution 107
Related: CIA Chief Holds Closed-Door Meeting On Syria With Turkish Prime Minister
Obama Signs Anti-Protest Trespass Bill
NWNW Flashback: 'Trespass Bill' Will Make Protest Illegal
Boys' Night Out for Obama, Cameron Cost Taxpayers At Least $365K
Brooks Arrest Piles Pressure on Cameron

Story #3: "Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs"
Goldman Exec Quits, Calling Firm 'Toxic'
Resignation Letter Just the Latest Blow to Goldman's Integrity
Related: Goldman Sachs Worked Both Sides In El Paso Deal

Bonus: Media Monarchy Mixtape015 - 'Pacific Lifeline'
Food World Order on Corbett Report Radio
The 2010 Video Archive DVD from Corbett Report

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

a bitter end for blagojevich: illinois governor impeached

illinois senators vote 59-0 to oust 'devious' & 'unfit' governor

a bitter end for blagojevich: illinois governor impeachedfrom washington post: The state senators stood up one by one in a hushed chamber on Thursday to call Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) a liar and a hypocrite who put his ego and his pocketbook ahead of the interests of Illinois. One called him "devious, cynical, crass and corrupt." Another said the evidence of abuse of power was "overwhelming." A third said he was "without a doubt unfit to govern." Together, they voted 59 to 0 to reject Blagojevich's theatrical last-minute pleas and remove him from office, ending a stormy tenure that left the nation's fifth-largest state paralyzed by its governor's alleged misdeeds and nationally ridiculed for its latest bout of corruption. "I believe our state must enter rehab," Sen. Randall Hultgren (R) told his colleagues before the vote. "Moral rehabilitation."

video: blago called for kennedy, mccain & emanuel to be fired
from raw replay: Speaking at his Illinois senate impeachment trial, Gov. Rod Blagojevich said that if he was being impeached then Sens. Ted Kennedy, John McCain and President Obama’s Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, should also be fired. RAW STORY has more details here. This video is from CNN.com, broadcast Jan. 29, 2009.

flashbacks: illinois gov arrested for trying to sell obama's senate seat & illinois gov may send natl guard into chicago to fight crime

Thursday, November 06, 2008

selection '08: aftermath updates

obama advisers discuss preparations for war on iran
from wsws: On the eve of the US elections, the New York Times cautiously pointed on Monday to the emergence of a bipartisan consensus in Washington for an aggressive new strategy towards Iran. While virtually nothing was said in the course of the election campaign, behind-the-scenes top advisers from the Obama and McCain camps have been discussing the rapid escalation of diplomatic pressure and punitive sanctions against Iran, backed by preparations for military strikes. The article entitled “New Beltway Debate: What to do about Iran” noted with a degree of alarm: “It is a frightening notion, but it not just the trigger-happy Bush administration discussing—if only theoretically—the possibility of military action to stop Iran’s nuclear weapons program… [R]easonable people from both parties are examining the so-called military option, along with new diplomatic initiatives.” Behind the backs of American voters, top advisers for President-elect Barack Obama have been setting the stage for a dramatic escalation of confrontation with Iran as soon as the new administration takes office. A report released in September (3mb PDF) from the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington-based think tank, argued that a nuclear weapons capable Iran was “strategically untenable” and detailed a robust approach, “incorporating new diplomatic, economic and military tools in an integrated fashion”.

dear barack:
please stop civilian casualties in afghanistan.
love, hamid

dear barack: please stop civilian casualties in afghanistan. love, hamidfrom danger room: More grim news from Afghanistan: An airstrike by U.S.-led forces may have claimed the lives of more civilians. The New York Times quotes Afghan officials as saying as many as 40 civilians were killed after a coalition airstrike hit a wedding party in Kandahar province. Details are still sketchy, and we were unable to reach U.S. Forces - Afghanistan for immediate comment. But civilian casualties have been causing serious friction between the U.S. and Afghan governments, particularly after a recent airstrike on the village of Azizabad claimed a number of innocent lives. In a statement congratulating Barack Obama on his election victory, Afghan President Hamid Karzai called for a new strategy. “The fight against terrorism cannot be fought in our country, rather, our country is a victim of terrorism and we demand for civilian casualties to be eliminated,” he said.

obama urged to shape new economic order
from reuters: Political leaders urged U.S. President-elect Barack Obama on Wednesday to help forge a new economic order to lead the world out of its worst financial crisis since the 1930s. Excitement about the election of Democrat Obama as the first black U.S. president was tempered by an awareness of the challenges he faces as the world's biggest economy labours in recession. "We need to change the current crisis into a new opportunity. We need a new deal for a new world," said European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. "I sincerely hope that with the leadership of President Obama, the United States of America will join forces with Europe to drive this new deal," he added.

bamalot: obama drafts star-studded short (shit)list for cabinet
from nbcnewyork: President-elect Barack Obama has drafted a star-studded short list of cabinet candidates... Illinois Democrat Rahm Emanuel has already accepted Obama's offer to be the next White House chief of staff, reports NBC. The President-elect is strongly considering Robert F. Kennedy to be the head of the Environmental Protection Agency and is weighing Kennedy's cousin, Caroline, for the position of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations - a move that would please Sens. Hillary Clinton and Ted Kennedy, Politico reported. If Obama chooses to oust Robert Gates as Defense Secretary, Gen. Colin Powell has been short-listed as a candidate... Sen. John Kerry is considered the front-runner for the nation's top diplomat... Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was named as a potential candidate for Secretary of Energy in late October. Others considered for top jobs are Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell for Secretary of Energy and Chancellor of New York City's Department of Education Joel Klein. Obama also is considering tapping high-level Clinton administration officials.

obama’s 1st appointee is son of zionist terrorist
obama’s 1st appointee is son of zionist terroristfrom paul joseph watson: President elect Barack Obama’s first appointment, Rahm Emanuel, who is set to become chief-of-staff, is the son of a member of the Zionist terrorist group Irgun, which was responsible for bombing hotels, marketplaces as well as the infamous Deir Yassin massacre, in which hundreds of Palestinian villagers were slaughtered. Revelations about Obama’s relationship with Bill Ayers, a Weather Underground domestic terrorist, which dogged him during the final weeks of the campaign trail, pale in significance to his selection of Emanuel, whose father, Rahm Emanuel, was an Irgun member. Irgun has been labeled a terrorist organization by both The New York Times newspaper and by the Anglo-American Committee of Enquiry... Rahm Emanuel is also an enthusiastic supporter of the United States Public Service Academy Act, a lobbying group founded in 2006 in order to promote the foundation of an American public service academy modeled on the military academies - a youth corps whose students would be trained in “civilian internship in the armed forces”. This rings the alarm bells when we recall Obama’s pledge to create a “civilian national security force” that is “just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the U.S. military. A creepy You Tube video of a brown-shirt style Obama youth brigade chanting and marching military style emerged last month, raising fears about where the messianic cult-like status of Obama’s image could eventually lead.

rahm emanuel: israel's bagman in the white house
from brasscheck tv: The Israeli war party wins again. Let's see... * Rahm Emanuel was (still is?) a dual US-Israeli citizen. * He fought in the Israeli army * His father was a member of the Irgun, an Israeli group the British called "terrorist." * Emanuel is considered AIPAC's "go to" guy in Congress. Now he's Barack Obama's first White House pick, his Chief of Staff. And the US news media has nothing to say about it?


update: rahmbo accepts chief of staff job

'impeach obama' groups hit facebook
'impeach obama' groups hit facebookfrom afp: Barack Obama has not even been sworn in yet as the 44th president of the United States but groups are springing up online calling for his impeachment. On Facebook, an "Impeach Barack Obama" group has attracted more than 700 members and a lively debate about the Democrat's election victory on Tuesday over Republican John McCain. Another Facebook group of the same name has 160 members and urges others to join because "we might as well get a head start on the impeachment of Obama... There are a lot of Americans out there that do not fully understand the concept of Socialism or Communism which is why they've elected Obama as president," it says. Yet another Facebook group, "Impeach Barack Hussein Obama," has 160 members. It decries that Obama "has voiced support for various unconstitutional programs such as the assault weapons ban, universal healthcare, and various schemes for wealth distribution."

obama: all hope gone for truth & justice
from daily dose of terror: The selection of Obama as the 44th President of the U.S. was not met with any jubilation from me. Yes I know it's historic to have a black man in the White House. Yes I know that Bush is finally gone. What makes me deeply depressed is that with Obama taking office, all the crimes of the Bush junta will get a pass and the slate wiped clean by the treasonous complicit Democrats. What about the mass murder of 3'000 Americans by our own military apparatus? Justice will not be served. The Patriot Act reversed? No chance. Wars ended? No dice. Will Obama reverse any of the crimes of the last 8 years? I see a broader war with Russia and China, an economy doomed to collapse, and a general false sense of ease among the masses since Bush is gone. Activism will remain only for those who never drank the Obama kool aid. We know the power structure would never let real change to occur, other than a cosmetic one. The criminals that have destroyed our country are still at large and will remain so. As long as we still have the Pentagon system (replete with the 9/11 criminals) America is not a free country. Dark dark days may be ahead...

obama & russia: alex jones on russia today
from infowars: Judging by Obama’s pre-election statements and the political advisers he has, one shouldn’t hope for any thaw in US-Russia relations, believes American political commentator Alex Jones.

president-elect obama: alex jones on press tv
from press tv: In a live TV appearance, investigative reporter and documentary filmmaker Alex Jones appears on Press TV’s Fine Print program, Nov. 5, to discuss the impact that the first black president, Barack Obama, will have on the United States’ foreign and domestic policy.

my rejected 'i, anonymous' for the portland mercury
from media monarchy: hey obamazoid, guess what? even if he wins, it won't make a goddamn bit of difference. if you weren't so busy projecting your hope & change onto obama, maybe you'd have time to look into who's behind this guy. and i don't mean wright, ayers, muslims or some other limited-hangout diversion. i'm talking about his chief foreign policy advisor who helped create al-CIAda. i'm talking about his skull & bones financial advisor. and i'm talking about his biggest campaign donor: goldman sachs. heard anything about them lately, you fuckin wannabe enviro-yuppie? so, moments before the (s)election, as you drive your fuckin' car by yourself (even though you claim you're sustainable) with your obama stickers on your bumper (which i'll have to look at for another 4yrs like kerry/edwards stickers if the fake-ass left blows another election), just remember that the lesser of 2 evils is still evil. don't blame me, i voted for kodos!

the men behind the man:
the obama campaign’s intelligence advisors

the men behind the man: the obama campaign’s intelligence advisorsfrom intellibriefs: Intelligence and security weren’t major themes in the U.S. presidential ballot. Even so, a number of experts dealt with the issues for the Democrat candidate. Alongside the very official Senior Working Group on National Security of the Democrat campaign an informal group came together to handle intelligence questions on behalf of the Democrat candidate for the presidency, Barack Obama (voting in the election was still underway when Intelligence Online went to press). First identified by Mother Jones’ national security correspondent Laura Rozen (IOL 579), the group has been coordinated by a former National Security Council staffer, Rand Beers (see our graph here). The lack of any burning debate on intelligence matters during the campaign rather limited the work of the members, who didn’t meet that often. Some of them could be appointed to posts in a future Democrat administration, but they won’t form part of the transition team-in-waiting on intelligence for Obama if he is elected. Numerous other figures are candidates for high-level intelligence jobs in a Democrat administration, such as the former representative of the 36th district of California, Jane Harman, who was ousted in 2006 from the post of chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence by the Democrat speaker in the House, Nancy Pelosi.

obama’s treasury candidates:
old guard of the corporate elite

from steve watson: All of the leading candidates for the position of Treasury Secretary under president elect Barack Obama directly represent the old guard of the corporate elite system that has used the American economy as it’s engine to drive their march toward a global empire for decades. Under the banner of “change” whichever of these candidates is appointed to the Treasury will continue to rapidly expand the empowerment of the Federal Reserve monetary system and institute the very policies that have led us to the brink of financial ruin to move the economies of the world toward a centralized global banking system. The Leading candidate for Obama’s Treasury Secretary is current Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Tim Geithner. In 2001, after leaving Bill Clinton’s Treasury, Geithner joined the Council on Foreign Relations as a Senior Fellow in the International Economics department. He then worked for the International Monetary Fund as the director of the Policy Development and Review Department until moving to the Fed in October 2003. In 2006 he became a member of the influential Washington-based financial advisory body, Group of Thirty, which was founded in 1978 at the initiative of the Rockefeller Foundation. Back in June of this year after attending the annual Bilderberg power brokers conference in Virginia, Geithner penned an article in the Financial Times in which he called for a worldwide financial overhaul and the implementation of a globalized banking system.

barack obama, neocon
from kurt nimmo: It’s too bad more Americans didn’t listen to the neocon wunderkind, Bill Kristol, before going to the polling places and voting for Barack Obama. Back in June, Kristol told the audience at an AIPAC conference there is little difference between Obama and McCain when it comes to Iran and the potential for conflict. “Obama’s not for cutting the defense budget,” said Kristol. “Obama’s not for pulling troops back from our forward positions around the world, with the exception of Iraq. Obama and McCain don’t actually differ, at least on paper, even on Iran, where they’re arguing about whether they would talk to [Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad or not — and I think that’s an important dispute. Still, at the end of the day, Obama doesn’t say he would rule out the use of force." Unfortunately, by the time election day rolled around, few people seemed to realize or care that Obama is essentially a neocon dedicated to the very same agenda as McCain, who was handled by a bevy of neocons.

congratulations to cynthia mckinney for getting 144,286 votes
congratulations to cynthia mckinney for getting 144,286 votesfrom 9/11 blogger: That means 144,286 people didn't follow the norm and vote for the "lesser of two evils." That means 144,286 people probably thought it was more important to find out the truth about 9/11 than making sure McCain didn't get into office. That should say something. Congratulations to Cynthia McKinney on her run for President.



ron paul: the republican party has ‘lost their way’
from raw replay: CNN’s John Roberts talked to Ron Paul to assess the future of the Republican Party after major losses on election day. This video is from CNN’s American Morning, broadcast November 6, 2008.

paul warns of great shift toward global govt under obama
paul warns of great shift toward global govt under obamafrom steve watson: Texas Congressman and 2008 presidential candidate Ron Paul has warned that the euphoria surrounding the election of Barack Obama combined with the overwhelming fear of major international crises could facilitate a cataclysmic shift toward a new world order.

oregon win takes dems to 57 in senate
from nation: Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley, who The Nation profiled last month in a look at progressives who might take Republican Senate seats, has defeated incumbent Republican Gordon Smith in a closely contested race that took until Thursday to resolve. "This is the beginning of a transformational change for America," Merkley told supporters after learning that he had defeated Smith by 40,000 votes. Merkley campaigned as an anti-war, pro-civil liberties progressive who criticized the initial Wall Street bailout plan, arguing that in amounted to corporate welfare at a time when working families needed help.

marijuana makes moves in massachusetts & michigan
from townhall: Marijuana was embraced in two states in Nov. 4's balloting. In Massachusetts, voters approved a ballot initiative for a $100 civil fine to possession of an ounce or less of marijuana to replace criminal penalties. In Michigan, voters approved the use of marijuana for medical conditions, making it the 13th state in the nation to open a door for marijuana via the disputed medicinal rationale.

Friday, August 08, 2008

musharraf on the ropes: pakistan preps for impeachment

musharraf on the ropes: pakistan preps for impeachmentfrom winter patriot: President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan - the former Army Chief of Staff who took power in a coup in 1999 - is suddenly facing impeachment! ... The Daily Times lists the charges against Musharraf... So I'll cut to the chase:

Musharraf's next logical moves would be declaration of martial law, dissolution of the national parliament and the provincial assemblies, and incarceration of all opposition political leaders. I would not be surprised if he did all these things -- or at least tried to... and I would also not be surprised to see Bush do any or all of these things -- or at least try to -- even absent the threat of impeachment. Desperate despicable people tend to do desperate despicable things, especially when their illegitimate hold on power is threatened.


related updates: pakistan govt hailed over musharraf impeachment, US weighs stepped-up military forays into pakistan & mushareff to expected to resign

Thursday, July 17, 2008

238-180 vote in favor of impeachment hearings

from brad blog: There will be a hearing related to Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s Article of Impeachment against George Bush in the House Judiciary Committee. That was assured by a vote of 238 to 180 on Tuesday.

But, according to Keith Olbermann on MSNBC’s “Countdown” last night, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has mandated that questioning in the hearing be relegated to Bush’s abuses of power, not his criminal wrongdoing.

There’s never been one [hearing] that accumulated all the things that constitute an imperial presidency,” said Judiciary Chairman John Conyers, according to CQ Politics. He indicated topics covered in the hearing would include the firing of U.S. attorneys for political reasons, the betrayal of CIA agent Valerie Plame and Bush’s alleged lying to Congress about the reasons for invading Iraq.

Kucinich’s single Article of Impeachment only deals with Bush’s lies to Congress.

There were no Democratic votes against holding the hearing. While 180 Republicans voted to follow their Dear Leader lock-step over the cliff, 10 Republicans abstained and nine Republican members of Congress voted with the Democrats:

Rep. Kevin Brady (Texas)
Rep. Wayne Gilchrest (Md.)
Rep. Walter B. Jones (N.C.)
Rep. Don Manzullo (Ill.)
Rep. Tim Murphy (Penn.)
Rep. Ron Paul (Texas)
Rep. Dave Reichert (Wash.)
Rep. Christopher Shays (Conn.)
Rep. Mike Turner (Ohio)

Kucinich promises a surprise witness against Bush. Also from CQ Politics: “An unidentified government official of a U.S. ally wants to participate if and when Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich makes his case to impeach President Bush before the House Judiciary Committee, according to the Ohio Democrat.”


kucinich impeachment battle no longer so quixotic
kucinich impeachment battle no longer so quixoticfrom huffington post: Rep. Dennis Kucinich continued his seemingly quixotic crusade to impeach President Bush last week. But with Speaker Pelosi suggesting the House Judiciary Committee may hear his argument, Kucinich might get his day very soon. The American News Project has a new video explaining Kucinich's ongoing fight:

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

kucinich presents bush impeachment articles

the kucinich 9/11-related articles of impeachment
Article XXXIII: REPEATEDLY IGNORED AND FAILED TO RESPOND TO HIGH LEVEL INTELLIGENCE WARNINGS OF PLANNED TERRORIST ATTACKS IN THE US, PRIOR TO 911

from raw replay: An Ohio Democratic lawmaker and former presidential candidate has presented articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush to Congress. Thirty-five articles were presented by Kucinich to the House of Representatives late Monday evening, airing live on CSPAN. Raw Story has more details here. This video is from C-SPAN, broadcast June 9, 2008.

update: cyber-thugs take down kucinich website
from chris floyd: Just hours after Rep. Dennis Kucinich introduced 35 Articles of Impeachment against President George W. Bush, the congressman's website was taken down in what his office called "circumstances that can best be described as suspicious." The site was the primary outlet for citizens to find the 65 pages of thorough documentation in support of Kucinich's charges. The site was off-line for most of the day; long enough to shut it down for the current news cycle - which barely paid any attention to the impeachment filing anyway...

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

obama: sabotaging impeachment & pakistan war '09

obama camp sabotaging impeachment efforts?
obama camp sabotaging impeachment efforts?from webster tarpley: Wondering why Congressman Kucinich has withdrawn his impeachment resolution against Cheney, and dropped out of impeachment in general? Wondering why the Los Angeles Impeachment Center has decided to liquidate itself and shut down? Wondering why impeachment meetups across the US are folding? Wondering why so many left-liberal spokesmen are dropping the impeachment issue like a hot potato? All signs suggest that the demagogic needs of the Obama presidential campaign provide the answer. Impeachment is being sabotaged by left-wing Democrats now moving to support Obama so as to spare the messianic Illinois senator the political embarrassment of having to comment on a serious impeachment effort, which his craven rejection of political struggle makes a taboo. In effect, Obama’s phobia against impeachment is even stronger than Hillary’s.

As is well known, Obama's fatuous utopian rhetoric promises a golden age and earthly paradise of political harmony in which all real conflicts will be magically neutralized and submerged by the senator's personal charisma. Above all, partisan political clashes will be forbidden. Well, the impeachment of Bush-Cheney is a vital necessity for the future survival of representative government in this country, but carrying it out will necessarily be a rather acrimonious and partisan business. Obama cannot tolerate such a messy process, which might interfere with his ability to float like a seraph above the ignorant armies who clash by night. Struggle in any form is not part of Obama's playbook; it might upset Goldman Sachs, Soros, and his other Wall Street contributors – to say nothing of the fussy independent voters upon whom Obama’s future rests. It might not play well in the wealthy suburbs. It might spoil his carefully cultivated apolitical, post-partisan image.

Therefore, it is clear, the word has gone out to Obama's leftist backers: impeachment must be dumped, betrayed, sandbagged, and sabotaged without further ado. That is what is now happening. Congressman Kucinich shocked his supporters by telling them to support Obama on the second go-round in the Iowa caucuses. Now he has dropped out of the race and abandoned his own signature issue.

Every vote for Obama is a vote to take impeachment off the agenda – forever. Obama supporters should get ready to live with those Bush-Cheney precedents, signing statements, and practices of entrenched totalitarian corruption for the rest of their lives. If Obama wins the day, there will be no question of impeachment, the only way to wipe the slate clean of all the Bush-Cheney obscenities. Obama and impeachment are incompatible. Impeachment supporters should dump the Illinois senator – the cause of impeachment is far more important than the vapid slogans dished up by Zbigniew Brzezinski’s puppet Obama.


barack obama's 2009 pakistan war

Saturday, September 29, 2007

kucinich may force cheney impeachment vote

from raw story: Rep. Dennis Kucinich says he is so concerned about what he sees as the Bush administration's push for a war with Iran that he is considering using a parliamentary measure to force the House of Representatives to vote on impeaching Vice President Dick Cheney.

"We're preparing for another war, and they're going to destroy America," the Ohio Democrat said Thursday on the Ed Schultz show. "We have a government in place right now that has to be challenged. I'm seriously thinking about calling a privileged resolution on impeachment of the vice president and forcing a vote on the floor of the House."

A privileged resolution would force the full House to debate about whether to proceed with impeachment, but it remains unclear precisely how, when or whether Kucinich would be able to introduce such a resolution. Privileged measures "may be called up on the floor whenever another measure is not already pending" and the House agrees to consider it, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Privileged measures can include questions of House privileges or resolutions of inquiry, according to the CRS report.

A conservative site set up to push for former President Bill Clinton's impeachment lays out a strategy to bring such a measure to the House floor.

"According to Jerome Zeifman, however, it is possible that such a resolution could be called up for an immediate vote," the Conservative Caucus site observes. "But that option appears to be within the control of the Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who took control after last year's Democratic takeover of Congress, maintained that impeachment is "off the table" as recently as this week in an interview with CNN.

Kucinich introduced a resolution calling for Cheney's impeachment this spring. Since then the bill has gained more than a dozen co-sponsors, but it seems to be dying a slow death in the House Judiciary Committee. It's chairman, John Conyers, has stood with Pelosi in refusing to debate the impeachment resolution or bring it to the House floor for a vote.

A Kucinich spokeswoman declined to comment when contacted by Raw Story. An official in the House Parliamentarian's office did not return a call seeking comment.

The following audio clip is from The Ed Schultz Show, broadcast on September 27.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

news on the march

ron paul for president 2.0
ron paul for president 2.0from time: Kissing babies, stumping on the campaign tour and meeting with the local supporters all seems so... well 1.0. Texas Congressman and libertarian Dr. Ron Paul represents the new 2.0 candidate, with his success recruiting supporters through new social media channels. But Congressman Paul's online supporters may run far afield from the typical campaign supporter.

putin dissolves russian government
putin dissolves russian governmentfrom ap: President Vladimir Putin has dissolved the Russian government on the request of the prime minister, the Kremlin said Wednesday, a major political shakeup that comes less than three months before crucial parliamentary elections.

from bbc: Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted the resignation of PM Mikhail Fradkov and nominated a financial crime investigator to replace him. Viktor Zubkov, head of the federal financial monitoring service, is a relative unknown in Russian politics.

russia tests superstrength bomb, military says

russia tests superstrength bomb, military saysfrom reuters: Russia has tested the world's most powerful vacuum bomb, which unleashes a destructive shockwave with the power of a nuclear blast, the military said on Tuesday, dubbing it the "father of all bombs". The bomb is the latest in a series of new Russian weapons and policy moves as President Vladimir Putin tries to reassert Moscow's role on the international stage.

fidel castro says US fooled world over 9/11
fidel castro says US fooled world over 9/11from reuters: Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro said the U.S. government misinformed Americans and the world about 9/11, echoing conspiracy theories about the terror attacks against the United States six years ago.

In an essay read by a Cuban television presenter on Tuesday night, Castro said the Pentagon was hit by a rocket, not a plane, because no traces were found of its passengers.



do you believe bush's actions justify impeachment?
do you believe bush's actions justify impeachment?from msnbc: 89% - Yes, between the secret spying, the deceptions leading to war and more, there is plenty to justify putting him on trial.



the talk of tokyo: japan's abe resigns
the talk of tokyo: japan's abe resignsfrom abc: News this week that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will resign has sent his ruling Liberal Democratic Party into a state of confusion, and taken most Japanese by surprise. Abe's tenure has been wracked by scandal and by the controversy over the country's support of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Abe is now hospitalized, suffering from exhaustion, one day after announcing his resignation. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party will hold an election to choose Abe's successor Sept. 23.

Monday, August 06, 2007

cheney determined to strike in US

cheney determined to strike in UStoday marks he sixth anniversary of that fabled august 6th pdb, 'bin laden determined to strike in US.' so in honor of this occasion, here is an important warning...

from webster tarpley: A few days ago, a group of lawyers from western Massachusetts met with the local congressman, Democrat John Olver. Their request was that Olver take part in the urgent effort to impeach Bush and Cheney. Olver responded by saying that he had no intention of doing anything to support impeachment. He went further, offering the information that the United States would soon attack Iran, and that these hostilities would be followed by the imposition of a martial law regime here.

According to reports in the British press, the Cheney war party has gained the upper hand in the secret councils of the Bush White House, pushing aside the purported hesitations of Miss Rice, Secretary Gates, and the NATO allies to chart a direct course towards war with Iran:

'The balance in the internal White House debate over Iran has shifted back in favour of military action before President George Bush leaves office in 18 months, the Guardian has learned.... A well-placed source in Washington said: "Bush is not going to leave office with Iran still in limbo." at a meeting of the White House, Pentagon and state department last month, Mr Cheney expressed frustration at the lack of progress and Mr Bush sided with him. "The balance has tilted. There is cause for concern," the source said this week. "Cheney has limited capital left, but if he wanted to use all his capital on this one issue, he could still have an impact," said Patrick Cronin, the director of studies at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.' ("Cheney pushes Bush to act on Iran" Guardian, July 16, 2007.)

Deluded supporters of the Democratic Party may soon have to throw away their pathetic countdown clocks, those self-consoling little devices that remind them of how much time remains until noon on January 20, 2009, the moment when it is thought that Bush will finally leave office. These countdown clocks make no provision for the Cheney doctrine, which calls for a new super 9/11 with weapons of mass destruction in the US, to be used as the pretext for a nuclear attack on Iran and for martial law at home. Those who think the Republicans cannot hold the White House in 2008 have forgotten that neocons always prefer a coup d'etat to an election. As Cheney told Bob Schieffer of CBS's Face the Nation on April 15, 2007:
"The greatest threat now is 'a 9/11' occurring with a group of terrorists armed not with airline tickets and box cutters, but with a nuclear weapon in the middle of one of our own cities."
Pelosi and Reid need to toss out their fatuous countdown clocks, and get out their impeachment stopwatches fast.

Friday, July 20, 2007

paul craig roberts: 'something's in the works'

paul craig roberts: 'something's in the works'from raw story: Thom Hartmann began his program on Thursday by reading from a new Executive Order which allows the government to seize the assets of anyone who interferes with its Iraq policies.

He then introduced old-line conservative Paul Craig Roberts -- a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Reagan who has recently become known for his strong opposition to the Bush administration and the Iraq War -- by quoting the "strong words" which open Roberts' latest column: "Unless Congress immediately impeaches Bush and Cheney, a year from now the US could be a dictatorial police state at war with Iran."

"I don't actually think they're very strong," said Roberts of his words. "I get a lot of flak that they're understated and the situation is worse than I say. ... When Bush exercises this authority [under the new Executive Order] ... there's no check to it. It doesn't have to be ratified by Congress. The people who bear the brunt of these dictatorial police state actions have no recourse to the judiciary. So it really is a form of total, absolute, one-man rule. ... The American people don't really understand the danger that they face."

Roberts said that because of Bush's unpopularity, the Republicans face a total wipeout in 2008, and this may be why "the Democrats have not brought a halt to Bush's follies or the war, because they expect his unpopular policies to provide them with a landslide victory in next year's election."

paul craig roberts: 'something's in the works'However, Roberts emphasized, "the problem with this reasoning is that it assumes that Cheney and Rove and the Republicans are ignorant of these facts, or it assumes that they are content for the Republican Party to be destroyed after Bush has his fling." Roberts believes instead that Cheney and Rove intend to use a renewal of the War on Terror to rally the American people around the Republican Party. "Something's in the works," he said, adding that the Executive Orders need to create a police state are already in place.

"The administration figures themselves and prominent Republican propagandists ... are preparing us for another 9/11 event or series of events," Roberts continued. "Chertoff has predicted them. ... The National Intelligence Estimate is saying that al Qaeda has regrouped. ... You have to count on the fact that if al Qaeda's not going to do it, it's going to be orchestrated. ... The Republicans are praying for another 9/11."

Hartmann asked what we as the people can do if impeachment isn't about to happen. "If enough people were suspicious and alert, it would be harder for the administration to get away with it," Roberts replied. However, he added, "I don't think these wake-up calls are likely to be effective," pointing out the dominance of the mainstream media.

"Americans think their danger is terrorists," said Roberts. "They don't understand the terrorists cannot take away habeas corpus, the Bill of Rights, the Constitution. ... The terrorists are not anything like the threat that we face to the Bill of Rights and the Constitution from our own government in the name of fighting terrorism. Americans just aren't able to perceive that."

Roberts pointed out that it's old-line Republicans like himself, former Reagan associate deputy attorney general Bruce Fein, and Pat Buchanan who are the diehards in warning of the danger. "It's so obvious to people like us who have long been associated in the corridors of power," he said. "There's no belief in the people or anything like that. They have agendas. The people are in the way. The Constitution is in the way. ... Americans need to comprehend and look at how ruthless Cheney is. ... A person like that would do anything."

Roberts final suggestion was that, in the absence of a massive popular outcry, "the only constraints on what's going to happen will come from the federal bureaucracy and perhaps the military. They may have had enough. They may not go along with it."

The full audio of Thom Hartmann's interview with Paul Craig Roberts can be found here.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

poll shows 39% of americans support impeachment

poll shows 39% of americans support impeachmentfrom raw story: A poll published Tuesday shows that close to 40% of Americans favor the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, according to an article at Townhall.com.

"Few serious observers think things will ever get to actual impeachment. And yet the American public seems more open to the concept than many imagine, according to a new national poll," wrote Matt Towery, CEO of InsiderAdvantage, which commissioned the poll. "The implications of this public sentiment could be huge for the 2008 presidential elections."

The poll from InsiderAdvantage/Majority Opinion asked a sample of 621 Americans, "Would you favor or oppose the impeachment by Congress of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney?"

A total of 39% who answered said they favored impeachment, according to Towery. In opposition were 55% of respondents, with 6% answering undecided or don't know. There was a 4% margin of error.

Towery noted that a high proportion of independent voters, who traditionally decide elections, favored impeachment.

"Forty-two percent of independents want Bush and Cheney impeached. These aren't just voters who disapprove of the White House. Instead, they're for initiating a process that could remove them from office," he wrote.

InsiderAdvantage has "been praised by national media ranging from CNN’s Judy Woodruff to Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly, and have appeared in Knight-Ridder newspapers, The Washington Post, Washington Times, New York Post, Business Week, US News and World Report, and CBS News/CBS Marketwatch," according to the company's website.

Towery's full article can be found at this link.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

articles of impeachment to be filed on cheney

articles of impeachment to be filed on cheneyfrom washington post: Looks like he's reached his boiling point.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), the most liberal of the Democratic presidential candidates in the primary field, declared in a letter sent to his Democratic House colleagues this morning that he plans to file articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney.

Kucinich has made ending the war in Iraq the central theme of his campaign. He has even taken aim at the leading Democratic presidential candidates in the field for their votes on authorizing the war.

Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution
gives Congress the authority to impeach the president, vice president and "all civil Officers of the United States" for "treason, bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."

Sources tell the Sleuth that in light of the mass killings at Virginia Tech Monday, Kucinich's impeachment plans have been put on hold. There will be no action this week, they say.

Kucinich's office had no comment on the Congressman's "Dear Colleague" letter -- which apparently was drafted over the weekend, before the school massacre -- or on what the focus of articles of impeachment against Cheney would be.

But Kucinich shouldn't hold his breath on getting anywhere with his impeachment plan. "We'll see a Kucinich Administration before we'll see a Cheney impeachment," quipped one Democratic aide.

Here is the text of his letter, a copy of which was forwarded to the Sleuth:
April 17, 2007
Dear Colleague:
This week I intend to introduce Articles of Impeachment with respect to the conduct of Vice President Cheney. Please have your staff contact my office . . . if you would like to receive a confidential copy of the document prior to its introduction in the House.

Sincerely,
Dennis J. Kucinich
Member of Congress
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