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By Julie Bykowicz and Annie Linskey and Baltimore Sun reporters | March 31, 2010
A Maryland House of Delegates committee on Wednesday rejected a Republican lawmaker's attempt to impeach the Maryland attorney general over a controversial opinion he recently issued on same-sex marriage. Del. Don H. Dwyer Jr. of Anne Arundel County had asked his fellow delegates to initiate the impeachment process for Douglas F. Gansler, a Democrat, who said Maryland should recognize same-sex marriages performed out of state. Dwyer believed Gansler wrongly overturned state policy on such unions.
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By Jules Witcover | August 11, 2014
On the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon's resignation as president, his admission of guilt has finally been made public in a 1983 videotaped interview with him by an old White House aide. Speaking of the "smoking gun" White House tape in which he talked about raising hush money for the arrested Watergate burglars, Nixon tells aide Frank Gannon: "This was the final blow, the nail in the coffin. Although you didn't need another nail if you were already in the coffin, which we were.
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NEWS
June 15, 2012
When will the people of the U.S.A. wake up to the fact that the grand impostor President Obama will keep on ignoring Congress and issuing imperial edicts to accomplish his reelection effort ("Obama to halt deportation of some illegal immigrants," June 15)? Time for Congress to act and start impeachment proceedings. F. Cordell
NEWS
July 31, 2014
It's a measure of how bitter the partisan divide in Washington has become that yesterday House Republicans voted overwhelmingly to authorize Speaker John Boenher to bring a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for failing to enforce a provision of the health care law that those same lawmakers have voted to repeal scores of times. Dislike of Mr. Obama runs so deep in the House Republican caucus that members are even willing to vote against their own interests if they think it will hurt the president.
NEWS
December 10, 2009
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina lawmakers voted down a measure to impeach Gov. Mark Sanford on Wednesday, but recommended a formal rebuke that said his travels and trysts with an Argentine mistress brought the state "ridicule, dishonor, disgrace, and shame not only upon Governor Sanford but upon this state and its citizens." Most of the seven legislative panel members said the Republican should resign, though his affair, use of state planes and a 2008 taxpayer-funded trip to Argentina were not serious misconduct that merited removal from office.
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November 23, 2012
I'm not saying that Jean Marbella deliberately tried to mislead readers in her recent column ("In all these sex scandals, see a double standard," Nov. 18) in which she implied that Bill Clinton had been impeached because he had had a sexual affair with a female intern in The White House. Nor am I saying that she tried to excuse his outrageous behavior by asserting, "...there's no shame in being a stud. " Truth be told, however, President Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives for committing perjury before a grand jury, and for obstructing justice.
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By Julie Bykowicz | julie.bykowicz@baltsun.com | April 1, 2010
A House of Delegates committee rejected Wednesday a Republican lawmaker's attempt to impeach Maryland's attorney general over an opinion he issued recently on same-sex marriage. Del. Don H. Dwyer Jr. of Anne Arundel County had asked fellow delegates to initiate the impeachment process for Douglas F. Gansler, a Democrat, who said Maryland should recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. Dwyer says Gansler's opinion wrongly overturned state policy on such unions. The House Judiciary Committee rejected Dwyer's effort, voting 15-5 that Gansler's conduct did not merit impeachment proceedings.
NEWS
April 2, 2010
The dismissal by the House of Delegates' Democratic leadership of Del. Don Dwyer's motion for a full floor vote on the impeachment of Attorney General Douglas Gansler marks a monumental departure from the law of the land: the Maryland Constitution ("Impeachment effort rejected, April 1). The events that transpired undermine the Maryland Constitution, which the delegates have taken an oath to uphold. The subversive tactics employed by the elected officials are unprecedented and, more to the point, unconstitutional.
EXPLORE
July 10, 2012
The people have spoken twice, once when they elected Al Dyer, and once again when they did not. Haven't we spent enough money, time and trouble on all of this impeachment business? And let no one be mistaken that someone is making a point. Mr. Dyer is the ultimate "happy warrior. " Continuing the process suits him just fine. It is the rest of us who are stuck with watching and paying for this now moot fight among people who can't stand each other. Time to stop carrying on in public and at public expense.
NEWS
Jules Witcover | July 4, 2014
Some Republicans in Congress, having wasted the 2012 election trying to get rid of President Obama with Obamacare as their bludgeon, are now talking about crippling him in the 2014 midterm cycle by crying impeachment. With Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's ambition of making Obama "a one-term president" dashed in 2012, other GOP congressmen are also talking of trying to remove him on grounds that he is exceeding his presidential powers, on issues ranging from immigration to the minimum wage to gay rights and Obamacare.
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Jules Witcover | July 4, 2014
Some Republicans in Congress, having wasted the 2012 election trying to get rid of President Obama with Obamacare as their bludgeon, are now talking about crippling him in the 2014 midterm cycle by crying impeachment. With Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's ambition of making Obama "a one-term president" dashed in 2012, other GOP congressmen are also talking of trying to remove him on grounds that he is exceeding his presidential powers, on issues ranging from immigration to the minimum wage to gay rights and Obamacare.
NEWS
July 23, 2013
Although I am plus or minus 35 days short of my 92nd birthday, I have never, ever written a letter to the editor of The Sun. I am a loving Eurasian parent of an equally loving couple of a "mixed" marriage. I am appalled by the remarks directed to the "folks" of the "United" States of America by President Barack Obama. Rather than accepting a decision by the jury in the trial of George Zimmerman, he has weighed in by attempting to incite the entire nation toward rioting ("President Obama speaks personally on Martin case and race in America," July 20)
NEWS
May 23, 2013
Regarding the recent Obama administration scandals, The Sun editorial makes a correct analysis that Republican "overreaching," "hyperbolic comparison to Watergate," "calls for a special prosecutor," and "talk about impeachment" of President Barack Obama are based on hope and accusation, not on any evidence, so far ("GOP can't help itself," May 21). The Republican Party has not learned its lesson from the impeachment of President Bill Clinton that personal popularity and the overwhelming protection from the media are the best insulators from getting fired from the president's job. Unlike Richard Nixon, Presidents Clinton and Obama have enjoyed both.
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Thomas F. Schaller | January 22, 2013
A week after he won re-election, President Barack Obama said he was more than familiar with what the "literature" — the very use of the term cheered academics like me — says about re-elected presidents who over-reach during their second terms. They fail. Mr. Obama's second term began this week, following a first term defined by emergency challenges (largely economic) unlike those faced by almost any incoming American president. Theoretically, his second term ought to be easier.
NEWS
November 23, 2012
I'm not saying that Jean Marbella deliberately tried to mislead readers in her recent column ("In all these sex scandals, see a double standard," Nov. 18) in which she implied that Bill Clinton had been impeached because he had had a sexual affair with a female intern in The White House. Nor am I saying that she tried to excuse his outrageous behavior by asserting, "...there's no shame in being a stud. " Truth be told, however, President Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives for committing perjury before a grand jury, and for obstructing justice.
NEWS
November 6, 2012
The harm and damage that President Barack Obama has imposed on the U.S. calls for impeachment proceedings. Our deficit is now reaching levels from which it will be difficult if not impossible to recover because of failed policies and an incompetent administration. Mr. Obama has made our country a lot less safe with the START treaty. His failed Mideast policy has now put Israel on the line. His muddled policies in Afghanistan and Iraq will eventually cause us to fail there as well.
NEWS
January 25, 1993
The Supreme Court ruled recently that all 100 senators do not have to sit as jurors in impeachment trials -- and that the judiciary could not review impeachment procedures, anyway. The justices relied on this language in the Constitution: "The Senate shall have the sole power to try all impeachments." "Sole power to try" seems to us clearly to allow the Senate to devise its own procedures for impeachment trials. It is not so clear that this language also means there can never be judicial review of those procedures.
NEWS
December 18, 1998
Here is a sampling of calls readers of The Sun made to Sundial, The Sun's telephone information service, concerning the impeachment of President Clinton:"I think this impeachment procedure is absurd. Let every one look back onto the Bible: 'Let him without sin cast the first stone.' Let's get on to other things with the holiday season coming up. I think he's done too much for good for this country, too much to be petty on this other thing." -- Goldie Lyzere, Baltimore area"It's out of control.
EXPLORE
July 10, 2012
The people have spoken twice, once when they elected Al Dyer, and once again when they did not. Haven't we spent enough money, time and trouble on all of this impeachment business? And let no one be mistaken that someone is making a point. Mr. Dyer is the ultimate "happy warrior. " Continuing the process suits him just fine. It is the rest of us who are stuck with watching and paying for this now moot fight among people who can't stand each other. Time to stop carrying on in public and at public expense.
NEWS
June 15, 2012
When will the people of the U.S.A. wake up to the fact that the grand impostor President Obama will keep on ignoring Congress and issuing imperial edicts to accomplish his reelection effort ("Obama to halt deportation of some illegal immigrants," June 15)? Time for Congress to act and start impeachment proceedings. F. Cordell
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