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Yes, you can impeach a president in an election year

Westlake Legal Group BxB4Yah9BLR8Ridq9_DZNAxfUf7qBMSYIPVwTScqRJ0 Yes, you can impeach a president in an election year r/politics

The cloud of bullshit surrounding this is astounding. Really, the GOP and Russian disinformation machines are working very well.

Here are the rules about impeachment: the House can impeach the President.

That’s it. The House can set additional rules for itself, but according to the Constitution, the House can impeach the President, and is basically able to do so in whatever manner it wants, whenever it wants.

It can hold investigations. It can subpoena witnesses. It can release statements to the press. It can invite the President to respond to the allegations against him, or it can ignore the President’s asinine whinings about witch hunts and unfairness.

The House can impeach the President. Full stop.

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Yes, you can impeach a president in an election year

Westlake Legal Group BxB4Yah9BLR8Ridq9_DZNAxfUf7qBMSYIPVwTScqRJ0 Yes, you can impeach a president in an election year r/politics

The cloud of bullshit surrounding this is astounding. Really, the GOP and Russian disinformation machines are working very well.

Here are the rules about impeachment: the House can impeach the President.

That’s it. The House can set additional rules for itself, but according to the Constitution, the House can impeach the President, and is basically able to do so in whatever manner it wants, whenever it wants.

It can hold investigations. It can subpoena witnesses. It can release statements to the press. It can invite the President to respond to the allegations against him, or it can ignore the President’s asinine whinings about witch hunts and unfairness.

The House can impeach the President. Full stop.

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Discussion Thread: Democratic Presidential Primary Polling – October, 2019.

Westlake Legal Group tMCnTO-c0S78fQ0nOOS9TYiPDHaFDfAOCwTHbZT3uTk Discussion Thread: Democratic Presidential Primary Polling - October, 2019. r/politics

Welcome to the r/politics discussion thread for polling as it relates to the 2020 Democratic Primary. The Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary are just over three months away (February 3 and February 11, respectively) and the Democratic field is still in the process of winnowing. 12 candidates qualified for the October Democratic Debate, but stricter criteria aims to narrow the pack by mid-November before the next debate. Along with meeting donation-based qualification criteria (165,000 unique donors and at least 600 from 20 individual states), candidates must also receive at least 3% in four party-approved polls released since September 13th or at least 5% in two early-state polls in order to qualify for the November stage. As of today, only 8 have made the cut. Candidates have until November 13th to meet both the donation and polling thresholds.

The following candidates have met polling and fundraising criteria for the November Debate: Biden, Booker, Buttigieg, Harris, Sanders, Steyer, Warren, and Yang.

Pollster Type Date Warren Biden Sanders Buttigieg Harris Booker O’Rourke Yang Klobuchar Castro Steyer Gabbard
Suffolk Iowa 10/21 17 18 9 13 3 3 3 3
Ipsos National 10/18 15 21 16 5 3 1 3 2 1 2
Harris X National 10/18 18 33 17 4 5 1 3 2 2 2 1
Morning Consult National 10/16 21 31 18 6 7 2 2 3 2 1 2 1
Emerson1 Iowa 10/16 23 23 13 16 3 3 5 1 2 2
YouGov National 10/15 28 25 13 6 5 2 2 2 2 1 2
Capitol Weekly California 10/15 35 21 15 6 8 2 3 1 2 1 2
Franklin Pierce2 New Hampshire 10/13 25 24 22 9 5 2 1 2 1 1
Quinnipiac National 10/13 30 27 11 8 4 2 2 2 2 1 2
PPP Maine 10/13 31 19 12 9 4 2 1 3 1
Yougov South Carolina 10/11 18 43 16 4 7 3 1 1 1 2
Yougov New Hampshire 10/11 32 24 17 7 4 1 1 5 2 4 2
Yougov Iowa 10/11 22 22 21 14 5 2 2 2 3 1
Siena New York 10/10 21 21 16 4 4 1 1 3 1
0ptimus South Carolina 10/10 16 32 8 4 5 2 1 1
0ptimus New Hampshire 10/10 25 18 9 7 2 2 1 2
0ptimus Iowa 10/10 25 22 5 17 3 2 1 1
ECU North Carolina 10/09 17 29 19 4 8 1 4 9 3 1
Fox News National 10/08 22 32 17 4 5 2 3 2 2 1 1 1
Gravis South Carolina 10/07 9 34 10 4 6 2 2 2 1 7 1
Climate Nexus Ohio 10/07 21 32 13 5 6 3 1 3 1 1
Susquehanna Pennsylvania 10/06 9 17 6 8 1 1
Avalanche National 10/04 29 27 12 7 6
Yougov/DFP National 10/04 36 23 15 6 5 2 2 3 1 1
IBD/TIPP National 10/03 27 26 10 7 3 2 3 1 1 1
Change Wisconsin 10/02 34 11 25 6 3 1 1 3 1 3
Fox News Wisconsin 10/02 22 28 17 7 5 2 1 2 2 1
Fox News South Carolina 10/02 12 41 10 2 4 3 1 4 1
1 – Gov. Bullock received 4% of the vote in this survey. Prognosticators note that Emerson did not randomize the order of its questionnaire, and Bullock was listed first.

2 – Fmr. First Lady Michelle Obama was polled in an alternative set of choices and received 26% of the vote in this survey.

Here’s 538’s aggregator of state and national polls for those of you who want to do a deeper dive into the polling data.

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As Trump Tweets He Is ‘Bringing Soldiers Home,’ Pentagon Chief Says US Forces Leaving Syria Are Shifting to Iraq; “We simply cannot believe anything the Trump administration says—and neither can our allies.”

Westlake Legal Group mv4FA_36HVUCzLbAUilz5A5t4KSW6eDu0o-QRVxe2Kc As Trump Tweets He Is 'Bringing Soldiers Home,' Pentagon Chief Says US Forces Leaving Syria Are Shifting to Iraq; "We simply cannot believe anything the Trump administration says—and neither can our allies." r/politics

Since the beginning of his Presidency, everything he’s said, I’ve expected the exact opposite. Whatever Trump says he’s going to do….expect the polar opposite to happen.

•Drain the swamp; makes it worse

•Win a trade war with China; farmers require more money for a bailout than the auto industry

•Divest in his businesses; funnels taxpayer money into them to line his pockets

•Says he will be the most transparent President in history; orders staff to lie to cover up for his crimes

•Bring troops home; sends them to Iraq

Trump is a conman. You can’t believe anything he says

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About 50 Republicans are going to decide whether America becomes a dictatorship

Westlake Legal Group DrnneFtWXvmc5vpkHRWbFEpYbJz7vKcsz0GDoG00kRs About 50 Republicans are going to decide whether America becomes a dictatorship r/politics

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Never-Before-Seen Trump Tax Documents Show Major Inconsistencies

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It’s Time for an Americans’ March | Another Moment for Public Protest Has Arrived.

Westlake Legal Group 8xyzhZVAgdcoT9hxGgmN8DXsUPBLuy6zjkjxdeAUSJw It’s Time for an Americans’ March | Another Moment for Public Protest Has Arrived. r/politics

By David Leonhardt, Opinion Columnist

On Nov. 9, 2016, the day after Donald Trump’s election, Obamacare looked to be doomed. Millions of Americans, it seemed, were going to lose their health insurance.

Trump had campaigned on a promise to repeal the law, as had many other Republicans, and their party was about to control every branch of the federal government. All Republicans had to do was pass a law that Trump would sign. Democrats had no way to stop it.

Or at least they had no way to stop it using only the inside game of politics — congressional hearings, committee votes, presidential vetoes and so on.

Fortunately, some progressives understood that politics isn’t only an inside game. The outside game — of public protest and grass-roots lobbying — matters, too.

Even before Trump took office, activists began planning a strategy to make repeal as politically painful as possible. On the day after Trump’s inauguration, some four million Americans took to the streets for Women’s Marches (which obviously were about much more than repeal). In the months that followed, groups like Indivisible organized people to attend town halls, visit Capitol Hill and inundate members of Congress with phone calls. The efforts transformed the debate. Obamacare repeal was no longer a bloodless legislative matter, in which public opinion was measured merely with poll results and pundit analysis. The story became rawer, more human and much harder for politicians and ordinary citizens to ignore.

In the end, just enough Republican senators responded to the pressure, and Obamacare survived. The outside game had changed the math of the inside game.

The impeachment inquiry has reached the stage when it needs an outside game. We all know where the inside game is likely to lead: House Democrats will impeach Trump; Senate Republicans will acquit him; and he will claim vindication. But Trump’s presidency has become too dire for Americans to accept that outcome without trying to change it.

Consider what happened last week alone. Trump created a foreign-policy disaster in Turkey and Syria, for no apparent reason, while multiple administration officials testified that he views diplomacy largely as a way to advance his personal interests. His attitude, evidently, is: America, c’est moi. Even more so than a month ago, Trump is a national emergency, flagrantly violating his oath of office and daring the country to stop him.

Yet the chances of removing him appear as dim as Obamacare’s chances of survival did on Nov. 9, 2016. Trump even has plausible paths to re-election, some of which involve again losing the popular vote.

L.A. Kauffman, a historian of protest movements, has said that effective ones often throw “a monkey wrench into a process that was otherwise going to just unfold smoothly.” That’s the role that an outside game can now play in the impeachment saga.

It can wake up more Americans to the gravity of the situation. It can mobilize progressives to work as hard as they did during the 2018 midterms. It can confront congressional Republicans with their cowardice.

Do you remember the images showing throngs of people taking to the streets for the Women’s March? The size of the crowds, especially compared with Trump’s inauguration, reinforced the fact that most Americans rejected Trumpism. The marches also helped inspire the so-called resistance movement, which in turn created a network of dedicated activists, as the social scientists Lara Putnam and Theda Skocpol have pointed out.

And do you remember the viral moments from the save-Obamacare movement, like the disability-rights activists visiting Congress or the citizens speaking up at town halls? Jessi Bohon, a teacher in central Tennessee, created one of those moments by connecting the fight to her Christian faith. It was one of many ways that ordinary people held up for a vision of America as decent and communal as Trump is vulgar and selfish.

“Protests work,” as Kauffman has said — not always, of course, but often “when groups are willing to be bold in their tactics and persistent in their approach within the broad discipline of non-violent action.” As Vox’s Matthew Yglesias wrote last week, public protest “serves as a powerful signal to the rest of society that something extraordinary is happening.” If anything, protest may be more important than in the past, because the elite institutions that helped bring down Richard Nixon, like political parties and the national media, are weaker today.

So it’s time for a sequel to that first Women’s March — an Americans’ March, in which millions of people peacefully take to the streets to say that President Trump must go. And it’s time for a more intense grass-roots campaign directed at his congressional enablers, one that conjures the respectful intensity of the save-Obamacare campaign. Even if the Senate still acquits Trump, a new protest movement can help galvanize people to defeat him, and his enablers, next year.

The country is in crisis. Right now, that crisis feels all too normal.

Hear, hear!

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Mick Mulvaney admits that Trump “still considers himself to be in the hospitality business” – Trump’s acting chief of staff told “Fox News Sunday” that the president is still running his businesses in office

Westlake Legal Group zoLTSCDT4TcNbFo1KenLJhoZxeOMS7hhSYXV8AbPwjo Mick Mulvaney admits that Trump "still considers himself to be in the hospitality business" - Trump's acting chief of staff told "Fox News Sunday" that the president is still running his businesses in office r/politics

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Mick Mulvaney Tried to Lie on Fox News About His Ukraine Comments. Then Chris Wallace Ran the Tape.

Westlake Legal Group 1sHBP45MPyvLX0kKmzAwAO0RB6txeCYVBgDqtA7LLA4 Mick Mulvaney Tried to Lie on Fox News About His Ukraine Comments. Then Chris Wallace Ran the Tape. r/politics

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Mick Mulvaney Melts Down Under Brutal Grilling By Fox’s Chris Wallace – Wallace repeatedly threw Mulvaney’s own remarks back in his face by playing clips from last week’s press briefing and at one point declared, “you said what you said.”

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