Impeachment

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The acquittal of former President Donald Trump has left many wondering how effective is the impeachment clause of the constitution. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Salisbury University political science professor Michael O'Loughlin about the 18th century provision and its role in the 21st century. (Part 2) 

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With the wrap up of the House managers presentation at the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, today marks beginning of his defense before the Senate. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Salisbury University political science professor Michael O'Loughlin about the implications of the trial for the GOP and the former president.

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The House managers wrapped up their presentation yesterday in the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. And, they closed pointing to the violent nature of Trumpism. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Salisbury University political science professor Michael O'Loughlin about the implications of that violence. (Part 1)

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On the first half of today's program, we get insight into the recents events at our nation's Capitol with host Don Rush and guests Dr. Michael O'Loughlin, Salisbury University Political Science Professor and Frank Figliuzzi   author of The FBI Way: Inside the Breau's Code of Excellence 

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Former Senator and Congressman Paul Sarbanes has died at the age of 87. His first national moment on the political stage came when he drew up an article of impeachment against then President Richard Nixon. Delmarva Public Media's Don Rush talked with Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot about the late senator's legacy.

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The recent House impeachment and Senate acquittal of President Donald Trump has put some of the deficiencies in our constitutional structure on full display. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist Steve Plotkin writes that perhaps it is time for some soul searching by the American body politic.

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Former Republican Congressman Scott Taylor says he will run for the U.S. House seat he lost in 2018.

Taylor told WAVY-TV on Monday that he'll run against Democratic congresswoman Elaine Luria this fall for the 2nd District on Virginia's coast.

Taylor had previously said that he would run for a U.S. Senate seat. Taylor served one term before being defeated by Luria.

His re-election campaign was plagued by an election-fraud scandal.

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President Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives last night on two articles that included abuse of power and obstruction of congress.

The vote went along party lines with all Republicans opposing impeachment including Eastern Shore Congressman Andy Harris opposing impeachment who called it a partisan stunt.  

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Senator Chris Van Hollen calls the President's decision to pull troops out of northern Syria a betrayal.  The Maryland Democrat was in Easton on Sunday for a meeting of the Talbot County Democrats where Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush caught up with him to talk about the decision as well as other challenges facing the president.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan says he's "very troubled" by the controversy that has prompted an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, but he says more facts need to be gathered.

Hogan made the comments Thursday during an appearance at the Yahoo! Finance All Markets Summit in New York.

Hogan says the declaration by the White House that it won't cooperate with the impeachment probe "doesn't sit well with me or a lot of other people."

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Senator Chris Coons says he backs the impeach inquiry against President Trump but he is not willing to go beyond that.

The Delaware Democrat said it would be inappropriate for senators who will judge the president.

Coons told the Wilmington News Journal that he wants to see the full transcript of the call between Trump and the Ukrainian president.

In that exchange the president appears to put hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid contengent on an investigation of Joe Biden and his son.

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Governor Larry Hogan may have inched closer to a run for the presidency.

During an appearance in New Hampshire…the Maryland Republican said that there were a growing number of people urging him to run.

He said he would give it serious consideration adding that he felt an obligation to do so.

WBOC reports that Wicomico County Republican Delegate Carl Anderton said he thought Hogan would fare well.

Anderton said he believed Hogan could pull a divided Republican party back together.

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(AP) The lawyer representing one of the women who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault is urging state lawmakers not to delay a public hearing on the matter.

Attorney Nancy Erika Smith released the statement Monday on behalf of Meredith Watson after it became clear that lawmakers are not moving forward anytime soon with impeachment proceedings against Fairfax.

Smith said Fairfax should have to testify publicly. There's been no indication so far that legislative leaders want public hearings on the matter.

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(AP) A group of black clergy and community leaders is asking for a moratorium on the widespread calls for Virginia's governor and attorney general to resign over their admissions they wore blackface in the 1980s.
 
The Rev. Rodney Hunter is co-director of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy and pastor of Richmond's Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.
 
He said Monday that the records of Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring show "they are different people" than they were when they wore blackface more than three decades ago.
 

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A political death watch took shape at Virginia's Capitol as Gov. Ralph Northam consulted with top administration officials Monday about whether to resign amid a furor over a racist photo in his 1984 yearbook.

Practically all of the state's Democratic establishment - and Republican leaders, too - turned against the 59-year-old Democrat after the picture surfaced late last week of someone in blackface next to another person in a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe. The photo was on Northam's medical school yearbook page.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Democrat Ben Jealous says he would support broadening a new Maryland gun-control law to restrict firearms access to people found to be a risk to themselves or others, if elected governor. The former NAACP chief also says he would stand up to President Donald Trump, whom he believes should be impeached.

The Case for Impeachment

Aug 16, 2018
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Impeachment is in the air. At least it has been raised as the country moves into the final leg of the mid-term elections. A new book as been written making the case for such constitutional action entitled, "The Constitution Demands It: The Case for the Impeachmnent of Donald Trump". Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush caught up with one of the authors, constitutional attonrey Ron Fein with Free Speech For People to talk about actions he considers might be impeachable.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan plans to eulogize his father at a funeral this weekend.

Lawrence Hogan Sr.'s funeral will take place Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Annapolis. Interment will be private in the city of Frederick.

The former Maryland congressman died last week following a stroke. He was 88.

The elder Hogan served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1969 to 1975. He represented Maryland's 5th congressional district, which included Prince George's and Charles counties near Washington.