In the spring of 1868, America was focused on Congress to see if the President was going to be removed from office. Individuals were impeached and removed from office before, however, President Andrew Johnson was the first president to be impeached. Many have regarded Johnson as one of the worst presidents in the history of the United States because of his racism, stubbornness, disastrous Reconstruction policies, and his impeachment trial. Johnson’s impeachment would be the defining point of his presidency and his legacy. This raises the numerous questions such as why was Johnson put on trial; what made Republicans hell-bent on impeaching him; and was Andrew Johnson’s impeachment justified.
Martin O’Malley had one clear chance to make waves within the Democratic National Committee, and he seized it, delivering a fiery speech Friday that condemned his party’s leadership for what he called a process “rigged” to help Hillary Rodham Clinton — namely, curtailing the number of presidential primary debates. Accusing party leaders of trying to keep Democratic ideas hidden as the Republican presidential candidates spew “racist hate” from their debate lecterns, Mr. O’Malley, the former Maryland governor and mayor of Baltimore, questioned the decision to hold “four debates and four debates only” before the first four states finish voting. “This is totally unprecedented in our party’s history,” Mr. O’Malley said. “This sort of rigged process has never been attempted before. Whose decree is it
The remaining eight Justices are split ideologically, with four being pro-liberal and four other being pro-conservative. At a time plagued with many precedent-setting decisions being forced to be made, a standstill tie is not a welcomed scenario in the Supreme Court. The current status of an election year only adds to the chaos, leading to Obama’s decision to nominate Merrick Garland as Scalia’s replacement receiving much criticism. The political parties have taken expected stances on the matter, with the Democrats supporting the current president and the Republicans protesting. While alternatives, such as permitting the Supreme Court vacancy to remain so the next president can make the nomination, have been suggested, Obama’s decision has been made and the controversy has changed to center over whether the Senate’s confirmation vote will take
The position of President of the United States is surely a stressful and demanding one, but if President Clinton was seeking solace and relaxation from his relations with Monica Lewinski, he was making a huge mistake. Because he is still married to Hillary Clinton, I do not think he cheated on her because he didn’t love her anymore. As a result of that, I believe that the stress and demands of running a world super power, mixed with frequent interaction with Lewinski, influenced President Clinton to make the choice that affected him for the rest of his presidency, and wil affect him for the rest of his
In the chapter “Don’t Get Mad; Don’t Get Even; Get Ahead” Matthews discusses ways one cannot waste energy trying to get back at an enemy. It states how one should focus efforts on getting simply ahead of the enemy. The chapter cites the dilemma of former Speaker Newt Gingrich who attempted to shut down various government institutions after Bill Clinton forced him to exit Air Force One from the back. All this did was ruin Gingrich 's political spine. Others like Pat Sullivan, who helped Herbie win but did not receive help in return, tried to get even but fail in an eight year struggle.
Rand Paul, Kentucky Senator, has opposed NSA surveillance for a long time, and has used the rare strategy of an hours-long Senate filibuster to postpone voting on a renewal of the Patriot Act until after it has expired. He asserted that the Patriot Act was the most unpatriotic of acts. There comes a time when fear and complacency allow power to build up and liberty and privacy to deteriorate. That time is now, and I will never pass the Patriot Act, the most unpatriot of acts. At one of Republican caucuses, Paul came into conflict with Governor Chris Christie over NSA powers, with Christie insisting that the government needs more methods for fighting and controlling terrorism, and Paul arguing the US Constitution requires a warrant for accumulating
Soon the United States will have a new president. After two terms of Barack Obama’s presidency, the country expects the new leader to not only bring some fresh air to American domestic and foreign policy, but also to solve a number of problems that have accumulated during the past eight years. Without speculating how efficient Obama was as a president, as well as leaving aside the comparisons between the two major candidates—Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump—it still must be said that the latter is probably the worst choice for president this election season. There is a number of reasons underlying this statement. Donald Trump is, first of all, a businessman, not a politician.
Like a strategy straight out of Sun Tzu 's Art Of War, Hillary Clinton is using Donald Trump 's own party against him in a brutal new campaign ad that shows even the majority of Republicans find Trump distasteful and potentially disastrous for America. This week, Donald Trump became the GOP 's presumptive presidential nominee after an embarrassing thrashing in Indiana finally caused Evangelical nut-bar Ted Cruz to accept defeat and drop out of the race, followed shortly by Ohio Governor John Kasich. With Trump the last man standing on the Republican ticket, and Clinton being the odds-on favorite for the Democrats, things are about to get real nasty along the campaign trail as both candidates gear up for the general election. Related; Cruz Defeated Drops Out Of Race
Robert Litt, the senior lawyer for director of national intelligence, James Clapper, said during a public appearance last month that creating a banned bulk surveillance program was " not going to happen ". "The whole notion that NSA is just evilly determined to read the law in a fashion contrary to its intent is bullshit, of the sort that the Guardian and the left - but I repeat myself - have fallen in love with. The interpretation of 215 that supported the bulk
Donald Trump is the embodiment of his political party and conservative American in far more ways than some realize. His comments of last November regarding a future without the prospect of an African-American President, is probably appealing to millions on the Right. During a point counter point internet argument in 2008 the following was keyboarded into a messge board. "White people will never elected a nigger president!" The comment did not garner a response as it was clearly keyboarded by a seething racist who had revealed a paradigm that didn 't warrant continued interaction.