Rep. George Santos leaves the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 12, 2023, followed by reporters.
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There is no federal recall law that could lead to another election for Santos’ seat. But Santos’ case presents ethics concerns that the House may review.
Looming large over proceedings.
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A House panel made four criminal referrals in relation to Donald Trump’s alleged role in the attack on the Capitol. Convictions might make him an unpalatable candidate but wouldn’t bar him from running.
President Cyril Ramaphosa.
It has become increasingly clear that the country needs to start thinking of life without Ramaphosa - and the ANC - in charge.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa.
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The impeachment process could derail Ramaphosa’s political career and seriously hurt the governing ANC’s electoral prospects in 2024.
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The new process of impeachment requires an objective test to be met.
Former US President Donald Trump speaks in Palm Beach, Florida, on Nov.15, 2022.
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The former president made little mention of his personal legal battles as he announced his bid to retake the White House.
President William Ruto inspects a guard of honour in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2022.
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The purpose of term limits is to minimise corruption and open the government to new ideas that could solve national problems.
President Cyril Ramaphosa came to power promising to revitalise the economy and end corruption.
Ramaphosa’s presidency has been dogged by several controversies related to his business interests.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a press conference in June, 2021.
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New Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in big trouble after an official state report documented 11 cases of sexual harassment by him. He seems to think he can survive the scandal, but a longtime pollster disagrees.
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With bitter divisions and sniping in the wake of an election defeat and Donald Trump’s second impeachment, the Republicans are trying to find a way forward – with or without him.
The impeachment trial of Warren Hastings in 1788.
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In the early 19th century, the British – who had invented impeachment centuries before – decided it no longer served its purpose. Instead, they found a more effective way to handle a bad leader.
Seat of power: the US Capitol, where the impeachment trial of former US president Donald Trump is taking place.
The rules of impeachment in the US Constitution are vague, but here’s how the trial of Donald Trump in the US Senate will work.
The U.S. Capitol, which was besieged by insurrectionists on Jan. 6, and where the Trump impeachment trial takes place in the Senate.
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Language affects behavior. When words champion aggression, make violence acceptable and embolden audiences to action, incidents like the insurrection at the Capitol are the result.
House of Representatives members and staff walk the article of impeachment against Donald Trump across the Capitol.
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There are a lot of questions about the point of putting on trial someone who is no longer in office.
On January 14, 2021, Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi officially signed Donald Trump’s indictment.
Donald Trump is now the subject of a second impeachment trial. Although Democrats were initially optimistic, it is unlikely to succeed given the position of Republicans.
There is good news and bad news for Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the first Newspoll for 2021.
The Cadaver Synod (897): Seven months after his death, the corpse of Pope Formosus was found guilty of perjury.
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The story of the ‘Cadaver Synod’ tells us that in some cases, even the departed can be held to account.
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Senate Republicans must now decide whether to convict the president — an unlikely outcome. But even if they do, purging Trump from the party will prove more difficult.
A different type of protest comes to the Capitol.
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Even though a House majority voted to impeach, President Trump, the process will likely not be finished before he’s left office. A philosopher argues why the impeachment is an important moral action.
A video screen displays Donald Trump’s face as he prepares to address a crowd of his supporters.
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Words have consequences. And decades of research supports the contention that Donald Trump’s words could in fact incite people to mount an insurrection at the US Capitol.