Impeachment is a rarely used process that is the first step towards removing a President from office. (It can also be used to remove judges and other governmental officials). Impeachment doesn’t refer to the removal of an elected official from office. Instead, it refers to a two-step process that could potentially, result in the removal of a specific government official.Continue Reading “The Rules of Impeachment”
A federal jury in San Francisco found that the Center for Medical Progress (an anti-abortion group) and its president, David Daleiden, broke multiple federal laws when they secretly recorded and released (highly edited and altered) videos of Planned Parenthood employees.
Here are the facts about this lawsuit:Continue Reading “Planned Parenthood Awarded $2 Million in Damages Over Secretly Recorded Videos”
As you may recall, (then) New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced on December 18, 2018, that the Trump Foundation had signed a stipulation agreeing to dissolve under judicial supervision.Continue Reading “Trump Fined $2M for Misusing Trump Foundation Charity Funds”
The Electoral College plays a role in the selection of the next president of the United States. Usually, the candidate that got the most votes (also called the popular vote) is the person who becomes president. There have been five times when the candidate who did not get the popular vote became President of the United States.Continue Reading “Five Times the Candidate Without the Popular Vote Became the U.S. President”
Andrew Yang is running for president as a Democrat in 2020. He is an entrepreneur who has some excellent ideas about Universal Basic Income and Medicare for All. In this blog post, I’m going to focus on his Medicare for All plan (which could also be called single-payer or universal health care).Continue Reading “Andrew Yang wants Medicare for All. Here’s how it gets paid for.”
It all depends on whether or not a deal can be made before the end of Friday, February 15, 2019.
The 2018–2019 partial government shutdown lasted 35 days.Continue Reading “Will there be Another Partial Government Shutdown?”
The 2018–2019 partial government shutdown has now gone into its fifth week. There doesn’t seem to be any sign that it will end.
I am hoping that the shutdown ends soon.Continue Reading “A Timeline of the 2018-2019 Partial Government Shutdown – Week Five”
This blog is about what happened during Week Four of the 2018–2019 partial government shutdown. Let’s hope it doesn’t go into Week Five!
The 2018–2019 partial government shutdown went into a third week.
The 2018–2019 partial government shutdown began on December 22, 2018.
You may want to read my blog post about Week One of the partial government shutdown before reading this one.