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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Impeach+Bush+Cheney; From New England to Pasadena Today In News and Reviews


Impeach+Bush+Cheney+
Dump Pelosi, Reid
And A Whole Bunch
Of Worthless Lobby Suck Up Phonies,

Or Ask Yourself
This To Start The New Year:
Who is Opposing Your Incumbent Stooge?

Also Featuring With Kudos The NEImpeach.org
Near the end Of This Post.

And Then I Guess It’s Time To Turn Our Eyes To Pasadenda!

But just remember; That if you do things that can be ignored; you will be ignored…political theater is no substitute for action!

There are many 'known unknowns' about the Bush Years, but there's one thing we know for sure, the Democrats are not going to end the war. Before the 2006 elections they told us they needed to get control of Congress, then we'd see some action. Well that hasn't happened. In fact, they just passed a $696 Billion defense bill, with another $70bil cherry on top for lil Bushitler last week. They are now in open defiance of upholding their oath of office. Nancy Pelosi and John Conyers and the rest of the enbablers in DC are flipping you the bird America- they don't care what you think about it because they've got Diebold. What are we to do?

Watch for This at the Rose ParadeWatch for This at the Rose Parade.
From Barbara Cummings.AfterDowningStreet.org - Impeach... - http://www.afterdowningstreet.org

Local and national pro-Impeachment and pro-Peace American citizens will stage non-violent protests and demonstrations throughout the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 beginning at 6:00 a.m. with support from Cindy Sheehan and the Camp Casey Peace Institute.

The convergence of activists at Orange Grove and Colorado, by Pasadena's Norton Simon museum, is called the White Rose Coalition in honor of the resistance movement in Munich in 1942. The White Rose Coalition includes members of the Los Angeles National Impeachment Center (LANIC), CODEPINK, The Backbone Campaign, Troops Out Now Coalition, World Can't Wait, ANSWER, Progressive Democrats of America, the Green Party, Veterans for Peace, United for Peace and Justice, and others. Starting at 10:15 am, the peace and impeachment activists will march down Colorado from the Norton Simon to the east steps of Pasadena City Hall (by Euclid and Colorado) where Cindy Sheehan and other peace activists will hold a press conference on Impeachment and the Iraq War at 11 am.

Visuals and props will be gathered there and part of the procession. The groups are calling for impeaching George W. Bush and Dick Cheney for high crimes and misdemeanors,and to end U.S. occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. Rep. Dennis Kucinich [OH] has sponsored two resolutions in Congress to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney: H. Res. 333 and H. Res. 799. He is drafting an extended version relating to President Bush. The patriots gathered on January 1, 2008 will be sending a strong pro-Impeachment and pro-Peace message to this Administration in opposition to the continuing occupations of Iraq, Afghanistan and the growing pressure by Cheney and others to bomb Iran.

"This administration has shredded Constitutional protections and is now apparently planning another illegal military strike, this time to bomb Iran and possibly Pakistan," says Cynthia Mather , a spokesperson for LANIC. "The consequences of such an assault on global well-being and security would be catastrophic," she said. "Congress is obligated to act before it is too late. But the Democrats are not making any move to stop it, so impeachment is our only recourse."

"Numbers of protestors and demonstrators from the various groups will be well into the hundreds or in the thousands", said Peter Thottam, Executive Director of LANIC . "We expect this to be a national day of impeachment visibility, with folks joining from all parts of the country. It is hard to gauge how many will show up, but according to the latest MSNBC poll, of 584,000 people asked if they thought Bush had committed impeachable offenses, 89 per cent said yes! There is a tremendous level of anger and frustration out there.

I doubt if our politicians in Washington D.C. have any idea just how much."
For more information about the Pasadena Rose Parade action, the Los Angeles National Impeachment Center or for an interview, please contact Peter Thottam at 310-497-7255 or e-mail him at thottam@bcimpeach.com.

We the PeopleBy Susie Protesters advocating impeachment of US President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney carry a giant copy of the Constitution as they follow at the end of the 119th annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, California January 1, 2008. ...Suburban Guerrilla - http://susiemadrak.com/

On The Others Fronts:


March in My Name, Philadelphia
http://www.flickr.com/photos/restoredemocracy/sets/72157603590425577/

http://wexlerwantshearings.com 172218

Impeach Cheney, Web site implores
By Lesley Clark - lclark@mcclatchydc.com
Last Updated 5:41 am PST Wednesday, December 26, 2007Story appeared in MAIN NEWS section, Page A9

IMPEACHMENT- A CAN OF WORMSWhy are Congressional Democrats protecting Bush and Cheney from impeachment? Is it because many of they are just as guilty of what's going on in our country? Digg / upcoming - http://digg.com/

Allyson’s FarewellBy john Given John’s enthusiasm and strong belief in the need for impeachment as a tool to return America to a country guided by its brilliant constitution, it has been hard for him to stay off of his feet as his feet are his way to fight for ...March in My Name - http://www.marchinmyname.org

Impeach Cheney, Web site imploresSacramento Bee - CA, USAI think he's a very brave person to go against the Democratic leadership," said Diane Lawrence, a member of the South Florida Impeachment Coalition, ...See all stories on this topic

IMPEACH CHENEYBy Justice Building Blog Therefore, it is with all due concern and respect for precedent and the high offices of our land, that after careful thought and consideration, we moderately propose the following possibility: Click here and impeach this sonofabitch now ...Recent Posts - Justia BlawgSearch.com - http://blawgsearch.justia.com/

Wexler's Web site: Impeach CheneyYoungstown Vindicator - Youngstown,OH,USAThe Florida Democrat has launched a Web site — wexlerwantshearings.com — and is gathering signatures calling for impeachment hearings against Vice President ...See all stories on this topic

Too busy to take up your civic duty and protest against these bastards? Can't make it to Washington. Well, he can and he will march in your name and send you a photo.

http://www.marchinmyname.org/?page_id=5
Estimated Schedule
http://www.marchinmyname.org/?page_id=69

Antiwar America Unite!OpEdNews - Newtown,PA,USAby peacecandidates.com (Posted by Nadia) Page 1 of 1 page(s) If 80% of America wants the to End the War & Impeach Bush, why can't we accomplish our goals? ...See all stories on this topic

Impeach bothSalt Lake Tribune - United StatesCongress should immediately impeach, convict and remove them from office. Then, maybe the United States will get on the road to recovery.See all stories on this topic

Impeach the vice presidentNapa Valley Register - Napa,CA,USADear editor,I support a call for the impeachment of Dick Cheney for his numerous questionable actions which may have violated our Constitution. ...See all stories on this topic

The White Rose and the Rose ParadeOpEdNews - Newtown,PA,USAI rode from the Veteran’s for Peace Convention in Dallas on the “White Rose,” a bus that had a huge ‘IMPEACH’ written on the side of it. ...See all stories on this topic

Since the conquest of Poland three hundred thousand Jews have been murdered in this country in the most bestial way ... The German people slumber on in their dull, stupid sleep and encourage these fascist criminals ... Each man wants to be exonerated of a guilt of this kind, each one continues on his way with the most placid, the calmest conscience. But he cannot be exonerated; he is guilty, guilty, guilty! — From the second leaflet of the White Rose. [5] ”My first encounter with the White Rose Society (a small group of Munich University Students who were executed for their opposition to Hitler and the Third Reich) came on my way from Dallas to Crawford, Tx on August 6th, 2005.

I rode from the Veteran’s for Peace Convention in Dallas on the “White Rose,” a bus that had a huge ‘IMPEACH’ written on the side of it. On the bus was a picture of Sophie Scholl and her brother Hans and some of the quotes of the series of 5 leaflets that the Society spread denouncing Hitler from June 1942 to February 1943, when they were caught and executed.

They were an obviously brave and moral group of wide awake Germans who sacrificed their lives to try and change the horrible direction that their nation was going in.Gold Star Families for Peace and the Camp Casey Peace Institute has joined a group called the "White Rose Coalition" that will be carrying a large copy of the Constitution at the end of the parade and the Backbone Campaign’s Chain Gang will be following the parade.

Many activists will tag along with our “Impeachment” banners, signs and other means of protest to call national attention to the accountability issue.Being involved in this particular action has engendered the most hate mail for me since I left the Democratic Party! I am “ruining the parade.” I am the “representation of everything that is evil in the world today.”

One woman named Carrie, was “sorry” that my son is dead, but he volunteered to “honor” this country with his service and even though Carrie is no “fan” of Bush (yeah sure), I have really “crossed the line” this time.

First of all, we are not protesting the parade at all, except that it is a symbol of corporate excess and it is my opinion it is not really moral to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on parade floats when people are still being killed in Iraq and suicide rates for our Veterans are skyrocketing because the VA system in under-funded and apparently not a priority for BushCo and Congress Inc.

I can’t remember a time in my life where anyone protesting at a parade would have upset me at all, but since Casey was killed in Iraq and since I have faced and witnessed so much violence, oppression and hardship in the world, it is absolutely stunning to me that this protest would create so much vileness and venom.

There are so many more important things in the world besides parades and football games. I have also tried to imagine an Iraqi happening to catch a glimpse of the Rose Parade on TV somehow and marveling how everything is so happy and beautiful in America when our nation has utterly devastated and destroyed theirs.

Impeachment InvestigationsBy Colorado Jyms(Colorado Jyms) I would like to challenge you into launching an impeachment investigation on Cheney and Bush in 2008. It would restore faith in the democratic process if the greatest nation of the world had the moral judgement to investigate it's own ...RANT FROM BOULDER & BELLEVUE - http://rantfromboulder.blogspot.com/

Truth Squaded! An Encounter with Rep. Henry WaxmanOpEdNews - Newtown,PA,USA... more than a hundred people, most of whom appeared to be there to discuss and press for the impeachment of both President Bush and Vice President Cheney. ...See all stories on this topic

Why won’t Ron Paul cosponsor impeachment? + Carol For Congress ...By dandelionsalad Why has he not signed on to the various bills for impeachment that have come before the House since 2004? If he is so concerned about the Constitution, why is he not following its mandate to impeach members of the Executive Branch who ...Dandelion Salad - http://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com

A Conservative's Case for ImpeachmentAn "Eisenhower-Teddy Roosevelt Republican" calls for an accounting for the violation of Americans' rights. Even John Ashcroft from his hospital bed couldn't stomach the NSA warrantless surveillance, and he's not exactly liberal. Digg / upcoming - http://digg.com/

A Conservative’s Case For ImpeachmentBy OrpRam "Most people don't know it, but there is a 60-year-old man out in the cold right now walking toward Washington DC, who says Bush and Cheney need to be impeached in order to save the Constitution. His name is John Nirenberg, ...BuzzFlash.net: all - http://www.buzzflash.net

A Close Look At Bush Derangement SyndromeBlogger News Network - USAPatients can sometimes sit for hours banging their head against the will mumbling something about “impeachment.” These “impeachment episodes” as they’ve ...See all stories on this topic

Keep signing those Cheney Impeachment petitions
http://dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/12/31/111617/85/837/428339

Not everyone agrees with the Democratic leadership that impeachment is a dirty word
http://letterfromhere.blogspot.com/2007/12/not-everyone-agrees-with-democratic.html

Will Media Broadcast "THE PEOPLE'S PARADE" At The Rose Parade New ...OpEdNews - Newtown,PA,USAThere, Cindy Sheehan and others will hold a press conference on impeachment and the war on Iraq. Since Speaker of the House, Pelosi, and her Congress, ...See all stories on this topic

IMPEACHMENT- A CAN OF WORMSOpEdNews - Newtown,PA,USAby Carol Wolman Page 1 of 1 page(s) Why are the Democrats keeping impeachment off the table, in the face of more and more flagrant crimes and violations of ...See all stories on this topic

January 1, 2008

Rep. Oemig at WA Impeachment Party: "It is never to late to do the right thing!"
Filed under: Related to Impeachment, Impeachment Progress News, Washington — Jodin Morey @ 2:14 am

http://impeachforpeace.org/impeach_bush_blog/?p=4358

Open Letter to Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of Our House of RepresentativesBy willyloman by Scott Creighton. Madam Speaker;. “Off the table”. This comment, the one that you have often repeated through-out your short tenure as Speaker of the House, is supremely offensive in many ways to a large percentage of the population ...American Everyman - http://willyloman.wordpress.com

And You Think You Need To Make New Years Resolutions?By SC&A Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who promised a new era of ethics enforcement in the House of Representatives, snuck a $25 million gift to her husband, Paul Pelosi, in a $15 billion Water Resources Development Act ...Sigmund, Carl and Alfred - http://sigmundcarlandalfred.wordpress.com/

Bio Box-PelosiThe Associated Press - 5 hours agoNAME — Nancy Pelosi. AGE, BIRTHDATE — 67; March 26, 1940, in Baltimore. EDUCATION — BA, Trinity College, 1962. EXPERIENCE — House speaker, elected Jan. ...

A Look at Pelosi's Highs, Lows for 2007The Associated Press - 5 hours agoSome of the successes and failures of House Democrats under the leadership of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in 2007 — her first year as speaker. ...

An Office for EthicsWashington Post, United States - Dec 30, 2007STRONG ETHICS rules are worthwhile only if coupled with strong ethics enforcement. That is something that has been lacking in the congressional ethics ...

Broder: Lack of achievement will haunt DemocratsKansas City Star, MO - Dec 30, 2007W ASHINGTON After one year of Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, public approval ratings for Congress have sunk below their level when ...

2007: Democrats in control, but thwartedNewsweek - Dec 30, 2007By LAURIE KELLMAN AP Writer AP It's a painful irony for Democrats: In the space of a year, the Iraq war that was the source of party's resurgence in ...

John Diaz: A look back at year's winners, losers, highs and lowsSan Francisco Chronicle, USA - Dec 30, 2007Each year brings highs and lows for all of us, but rarely to the extremes experienced in 2007 by three men who dominated San Francisco headlines: Mayor ...

Dems to broaden Iraq debate next yearPierceland Herald, Canada - Dec 30, 2007WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats are planning to take on a broader policy focus next year on the Iraq debate after failing repeatedly to pass anti-war ...

Iraq Policy Losses Cloud Speaker's YearThe Associated Press - 5 hours agoWASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Pelosi crashed through a glass ceiling when she became the first female House speaker a year ago. That turned out to be the easy ...

Iraq Policy Losses Cloud Pelosi's YearWASHINGTON - Nancy Pelosi crashed through a glass ceiling when she became the first female House speaker a year ago. That turned out to be the easy part.Ap/washington from www.cumberlink.com - http://www.cumberlink.com/

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We'll hear directly from local DFA members about the momentum on the ground for Kucinich, Edwards, and Obama. DFA Unite Caucus Captains will update us on the campaign at their caucus location. We'll even read some of the Unite letters local members received from DFA members nationwide.

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Religious leaders want probe on CIA 'torture' tapesFinalCall.com - Chicago,IL,USAThe National Religious Campaign Against Torture’s members include representatives from the Catholic, evangelical Christian, mainline Protestant, ...See all stories on this topic

The pictures and video of the rally have been featured on Philly IMC. I wanted to send you the link and ask you to forward it to the FSAWI list as I don't have list permission. Link to site: http://www.phillyimc.org/en/ Link to story: http://www.phillyimc.org/en/2007/12/43943.shtml I hope folks consider using this site as a space to get out news etc Best Todd

Are Iowa, NH really worthy?Columbus Dispatch - Columbus,OH,USAMatthew Masur, a history professor at St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH, with a master's degree and doctorate from Ohio State University, said he quickly ...See all stories on this topic

KUDOS ON THIS EMAIL POST!

aharlib@earthlink.net
I have no idea if the NYT will actually add this to the 400+ comments in this editorial - quite a few call for Impeachment but none contained any practical info.

Looking at America

The remedy for the crimes of the Bush Adminstration so eloquently described in this editorial is right there in the Constitution. IMPEACHMENT. Why did the editorial author not mention this solution?

That is very disturbing - as much as the contents of the piece.

Here is practical information on how patriotic American citizens can help protect and defend the Constitution and this country.

Impeach Bush and Cheney NOWDefense of the Constitution Knows No Party

The Bush administration has illegally seized and imprisoned Americans without benefit of their trial by jury, has spied on Americans without warrant in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, has lied America into a disastrous war, and has betrayed an American intelligence officer, who was working on weapons of mass destruction networks, to our enemies (Valerie Plame.)

Impeachment hearings against Vice President Dick Cheney are now a distinct possibility, thanks to a recent outpouring of public support for impeachment by Americans across the political spectrum. Your calls and faxes to House Judiciary Committee members are needed to keep up the pressure.Leave a message for your Congressman, to demand he obey his oath to "defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

Act now to restore your rights and the rule of law bequeathed to us by our Founding Fathers, which brave men have died defending throughout our history.Call the House Judiciary Committee 202-225-3951 and demand that Impeachment hearings begin ASAP!
*What Happened to Make This All Possible?

On November 6, 2007, Rep. Dennis Kucinich brought H.Res.333, for the impeachment of Cheney, to the House Floor for debate. It was broadcast on CSPAN. A sudden outpouring of public support for impeachment forced lawmakers to keep the resolution alive. Democrats, most of whom currently resist demands for impeachment, were unwilling to kill the bill with the public watching. Republicans and some Democrats, mindful of impeachment sentiment, voted to debate the bill, but failed. At the end of the day, Americans of both parties had made it clear whose "table" this is, and that they want to see impeachment on it.

For more information go toNEImpeach.org

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Recognizing that our power is in the number of people who participate, the Northeast Impeachment Movement will organize and coordinate actions throughout ...ralphlopezworld.com/neimpeachmockup.html - 5k - Cached - Similar pages

» Save the U.S. Constitution: Impeach Bush and Cheney
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*BREAKING NEWS! Kucinich to force Impeachment Vote TUES. Nov. 6 ...
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AlterNet: We Have to Keep Pressing Hard Against an Attack on Iran
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Classmates.com and Impeachment AfterDowningStreet.org
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News From Underground: Support Cheney's impeachment on Nov. 6!
http://www.neimpeach.org/wp/?page_id=61 Sample press release/flyer: Town Hall Meeting on the Impeachment of Vice President Richard Cheney, in support of ...markcrispinmiller.blogspot.com/2007/11/support-cheneys-impeachment-on-nov-6.html - 72k - Cached - Similar pages

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I cannot just assume "it can't happen here" I belong to two impeachment groups Neimpeach.org and pledgetoimpeach.org and have a myspace site that I am ...www.stephenmalkmus.com/punbb/upload/viewtopic.php?id=8727 - 30k - Cached - Similar pages

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Dan Dewalt of the NE Impeachment Coalition http://www.neimpeach.org/wp/ discussed ... NEimpeach.org has a link (page bottom) to a Move-on poll that has been ...blog.pdamerica.org/?p=1373 - 35k - Cached - Similar pages

AlterNet: War on Iraq: We Have to Keep Pressing Hard Against an ...
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Big,big crisis here[sic]...Protesters could disrupt Rose Parade ...By partynut ... spectacle that has been going on for more than a century. Human rights advocates plan to protest a float honoring the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and anti-war activists, including "Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan, intend to rally for peace.BuzzFlash.net: all - http://www.buzzflash.net

Bipartisan Group Eyes Independent Bid

First, Main Candidates Urged To Plan 'Unity' Government

By David S. Broder
Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, December 30, 2007; Page A04

New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, a potential independent candidate for president, has scheduled a meeting next week with a dozen leading Democrats and Republicans, who will join him in challenging the major-party contenders to spell out their plans for forming a "government of national unity" to end the gridlock in Washington.

Those who will be at the Jan. 7 session at the University of Oklahoma say that if the likely nominees of the two parties do not pledge to "go beyond tokenism" in building an administration that seeks national consensus, they will be prepared to back Bloomberg or someone else in a third-party campaign for president.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/29/AR2007122901476.html?hpid=topnews

http://mydd.com/story/2007/6/19/19178/9453
"He has set aside $1 billion to go for it," confided a long-time business adviser to the Republican mayor. "The thinking about where it will come from and do we have it is over, and the answer is yes, we can do it."

Another personal friend and fellow Republican said in recent days that Mr. Bloomberg, who is a social liberal and fiscal conservative, has "lowered the bar" and upped the ante for a final decision on making a run. The mayor has told close associates he will make a third-party run if he thinks he can influence the national debate and has said he will spend up to $1 billion.

Earlier, he told friends he would make a run only if he thought he could win a plurality in a three-way race and would spend $500 million -- or less than 10 percent of his personal fortune. A $1 billion campaign budget would wipe out many of the common obstacles faced by third-party candidates seeking the White House.

"Bloomberg is H. Ross Perot on steroids," said former Federal Election Commission Chairman Michael Toner. "He could turn the political landscape of this election upside down, spend as much money as he wanted and proceed directly to the general election. He would have resources to hire an army of petition-gatherers in those states where thousands of petitions are required to qualify a third-party presidential candidate to be on the ballot."

Senior Republican officials -- including those supporting declared Republican presidential nomination contenders -- and several top Democrats told The Times they take the possibility of a Bloomberg candidacy as a serious threat in November 2008. The Bloomberg team is studying the strategies of Mr. Perot, the Texas billionaire whose 1992 presidential campaign helped President Clinton to win the White House with 43 percent of the popular vote.

"Mike has been meeting with Ross Perot's most senior people about how they did an independent run in 1992," the Bloomberg business adviser said on condition of anonymity so as to avoid appearing to speak for Mr. Bloomberg.

Talk of Mr. Bloomberg as a third-party candidate comes as Republican voters are deeply divided over their top-three declared candidates -- Arizona Sen. John McCain, former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney -- and are casting longing glances at former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

"Some of the people on McCain's [presidential campaign] staff have been calling me to see if Mike is running because they are ready to leave the McCain campaign, which is a biplane on fire and spiraling down," the Bloomberg adviser said.

Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, another independent-minded Republican, dined recently with Mr. Bloomberg and suggested on CBS' "Face the Nation" over the weekend that he and Mr. Bloomberg might make an independent run for the presidency.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/24/weekinreview/24healy.html?_r=1&ref=weekinreview&oref=slogin

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/24/weekinreview/24healy.html?pagewanted=print

http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/provisions.html

Federal law mandates that Congress assemble in joint session on the sixth day of the calendar year following the meetings of the Presidential Electors to count the electoral votes and declare the winners of the election.

The meeting is held at 1:00 p.m. in the hall of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Vice President is expected to preside, but in several cases the President Pro Tempore of the Senate has presided. The Vice President and the Speaker of the House sit at the podium, with the Vice President in the seat of the Speaker of the House.

Senate pages bring in the two mahogany boxes and place them on tables in front of the Senators and Representatives. Each branch appoints two tellers to count the vote. Relevant portions of the Certificate of Vote are read for each state, in alphabetical order. If there are no objections, the presiding officer declares the result of the vote and, if applicable, states who was elected President and Vice President. The Senators then depart from the House chamber.If no candidate for President receives an absolute electoral majority 270 votes out of the 538 possible, then the new House of Representatives is required to go into session immediately to vote for President.

In this case, the House of Representatives chooses from the three candidates who received the most electoral votes. Each state delegation has a single vote, decided by majority decision (an evenly divided state delegation is considered to abstain). A candidate receiving the majority of votes of all states (currently 26) is declared the president-elect.

If no candidate receives a majority, the House proceeds to a second ballot and continues balloting until a candidate receives a majority of the state unit votes.

This situation would most likely occur only when more than two candidates receive electoral votes, but could theoretically happen in a two-person contest if each received exactly 269 electoral votes.

As of 2007, the Democratic Party controls 26 state delegations, and the Republican Party controls 20.

If no candidate for Vice President receives an absolute majority of electoral votes, then the United States Senate must do the same, with the top two vote getters for that office as candidates.
The Senate votes in the normal manner in this case, not by States.

If the Senate is evenly split on the matter, then the sitting Vice President is entitled to cast a tie-breaking vote.

If the House of Representatives has not chosen a winner in time for the inauguration (noon on January 20), then the Twentieth Amendment specifies that the new Vice President becomes Acting President until the House selects a President.

If the winner of the Vice Presidential election is not known by then either, then under the Presidential Succession Act of 1947, the Speaker of the House of Representatives would become Acting President until the House selects a President or the Senate selects a Vice President.As of 2004, the House of Representatives has chosen the President on two occasions, in 1800 and in 1824. The Senate has chosen the Vice President once, in 1837.

Loser of the year: PelosiBy donsurber Add Nancy Pelosi to the list. The New York Post headline said: “Iraq Policy Losses Cloud Pelosi’s Year.” At the end of the year, the pacification of Iraq and the destruction of al-Qaeda in Iraq have come despite the House Speaker. ...Don Surber - http://blogs.dailymail.com/donsurber

Don Surber lists Nancy Pelosi's accomplishments as Speaker of the ...By Kevin Gregory(Kevin Gregory) Don Surber says Nancy Pelosi hasn't done much of anything since she was sworn in a year ago. A year later her accomplishments are: The first female Speaker of the House. The first female Speaker of the House. ...McClatchy Watch - http://cancelthebee.blogspot.com/

Pelosi's year marked by advances, frustrationsPelosi's year marked by advances, frustrations Nancy Pelosi crashed through a glass ceiling when she became the first female House speaker a year ago. That turned out to be ... 6 hours ago from USA Today - PLUS 26 other articles ...Daylife - Topstories - Politics - http://www.daylife.com/topstories/politics

GEEZ, TALK ABOUT DUMB REPUB EMAILS!!!!OpEdNews - Newtown,PA,USAYou see, Nancy Pelosi is already in power, and Nancy has done nothing for the Democrats. We hoped that she would at least sponsor a bill to impeach Cheney. ...See all stories on this topic

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9:00 AM - Scattered Rose Parade Demonstrations Now Under WayBy LA-IMC Newsroom(LA IMC) About a dozen people with impeach and anti-wars signs are now at Orange & Colorado and are visible on local live TV broadcast. Ron Paul supporters are also displaying a large banner there. One anti-war sign holder has been escorted out ...LA IMC - http://la.indymedia.org/

"IMPEACH" signs at the Rose ParadeBy Moody Loner I've been watching it on the local channel 36, and can't help but see the "IMPEACH" signs behind the floats. It looks like a bunch of people in front of the Norton Simon museum. Anybody else see them on your coverage? ...Daily Kos - http://www.dailykos.com/section/Diary

Rose Parade Kicks Off in PasadenaThe Associated Press - Dozens of anti-war protesters led by "Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan staked out spots across from television cameras, hoisting signs reading "Impeachment is ...See all stories on this topic

Sidewalk campers spend night waiting for Rose Parade spectacleInternational Herald Tribune - FranceCindy Sheehan, the outspoken San Francisco Bay area activist whose son was killed in Iraq, is campaigning for Congress and calling for the impeachment of ...See all stories on this topic

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A message for 2008 from The World Can't Wait -

Drive Out the Bush Regime Seven years into the Bush administration, the conscience of the world is shocked by the crimes and destruction the American people have allowed to be carried out in our names: Iraq in ruins, torture codified, due process shredded, and the science of global warming suppressed as the future of the planet itself hangs in the balance.

When, two years ago, we issued a Call to Drive Out the Bush Regime, even we did not anticipate the pace, cruelty and extremeness with which this program would advance and expand.
Today, impervious to the repeated pronouncements that he is a lame duck, George Bush is unrelenting in his determination to drive the savageness of his agenda into the next administration.

If the consensus of the National Intelligence Estimate has put an unexpected road bump in Bush's intent to conduct as many as 1,000 air strikes on Iran, it has also served to warn the public just how close we have come to another war predicated on a lie.

Already the regime is redoubling its efforts to come up with new reasons to justify the outbreak of hostilities. This is still a president serene in his belief that he is on "God's mission." A war time president making use of unbridled executive power.

A tyrant with his hands still on the levers of power.

Under the Military Commissions Act, passed by Congress in 2006, anyone the president decides to declare an enemy combatant can be disappeared into secret prisons without the right to know what crime he has been charged with and without the right to see his lawyer.

And in this never-land where George Bush claims "We Do Not Torture" a detainee will be methodically robbed of his senses. He may be subjected to "stress positions" such as tying his arms behind his back and being strung from the top of a cage; he may subjected to electrical shocks, sexually degraded and deprived of sleep to the point where humans lose sanity.

He may also be a she -- or as young as the 14-year-olds held in Guantanamo.

The tapes destroyed by the C.I.A. document the commission of water-boarding and crimes against humanity. The last seven years have also shown this to be true: There will be no savior from the Democratic Party. No "viable candidate" is calling for the immediate repeal of the Military Commissions Act or the Patriot Act.

Clinton and Obama are not planning to dismantle the Department of Homeland Security's domestic surveillance apparatus or the permanent U.S. military bases newly strung across the Middle East and Africa.

The candidates for Commander-in-Chief are campaigning to better prosecute, not end, the so-called war on terror, a war promised to span generations.

The election of 2008 will not be remembered for the candidate who campaigned to return the diaspora of black families displaced by natural disaster and criminal neglect back home to New Orleans.

It is already remarkable for the regular bashing of immigrants.

There will be no pendulum swing when Democratic contenders join Republicans in lacing their speeches with professions of their faith, when Democrats seek common ground with religious fanatics who do not believe in evolution and want to see the church as state.

There will be no pendulum swing when Democrats show tolerance for judicial nominees and "moral" agendas that are targeting the most fundamental rights of women to abortion and birth control for obliteration.

Official politics have proven to be a disaster.

Your government does not want what you want and the Democratic nominee of 2008 will not speak for us.

THIS JANUARY join with us in mounting what has been gravely missing from political, ethical and cultural life in this country for the last 4 years - the voice of the people who refuse to be ruled in this way.

World Can't Wait calls on all those who have shared a sense of collective outrage and shame - who would rise tomorrow if they believed there was a way to really change things - to do the only thing that is actually realistic.

We can and must through mass political resistance create a political situation where this criminal regime is driven from office before their term is up - and the whole fascistic direction George Bush has been taking society is reversed.

Only people highly mobilized and motivated by values that repudiate unjust war, bigotry and greed can bring the Bush agenda to a halt.

Only the people who will not remain silent when their government tortures, terrorizes whole peoples and moves to quash dissent and critical thinking can change the course of history.
It's up to us.

We must show it or it doesn't count.

It begins with you taking personal responsibility to show how you feel and where you stand: wear orange daily, spread orange everywhere, protest and speak out in every way you can.

As this orange resistance spreads to millions who represent the majority sentiment, Bush and Cheney's illegitimacy to rule will stand out vividly before the world.

This January the world needs to see that the people of this country rise to say NO to torture.
Torture is a crime against humanity.

Torture is an impeachable offense, ordered by the White House and still being sanctioned by Congress.

We Must Act Now - The Future Is In the Balance

The world can't wait and it's counting on You!

Drive Out the Bush Regime.

Debra Sweet, Director,
The World Can't Wait - Drive Out the Bush Regime

AND AT DAY’S END!

Cindy Sheehan Can't Even Get Herself Arrested AnymoreBy Michael(Michael) Dozens of anti-war protesters led by "Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan staked out spots across from television cameras, hoisting signs reading "Impeachment is Patriotic." After the procession's last float inched out to start along the parade's ...The Pajamahadin - http://michaelcostello.blogspot.com/

Cindy Sheehan Booed At The Rose Bowl ParadeBy rob@sayanythingblog.com(rob@sayanythingblog.com)
Dozens of anti-war protesters led by “Peace Mom” Cindy Sheehan staked out spots across from television cameras, hoisting signs reading “Impeachment is Patriotic.” After the procession’s last float inched out to start along the parade’s ...
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Auld Lang Syne with Cindy Sheehan Canada Free Press, Canada - 12 hours agoBy Judi McLeod Tuesday, January 1, 2008 You’d think the parents of troops serving in Iraq could count on a break from Cindy Sheehan on the first day of the ...

Thousands Cheer Giant Rose Parade Floats The Associated Press - 2 hours agoDozens of war protesters led by "Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan staked out spots across from television cameras, hoisting signs reading "Impeachment is Patriotic. Protesters Fail To Gain Support During Rose Parade AHNall 657 news articles »


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