Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Topic: Impeachment

Senate vote shows Trump likely headed for acquittal at impeachment trial

Republican Senator Rand Paul’s bid to question the constitutionality of trying a former president was blocked on a 55-45 vote — one that probably serves as a rough proxy for the eventual verdict.Republican Senator Rand Paul’s bid to question the constitutionality of trying a former president was blocked on a 55-45 vote — one that probably serves as a rough proxy for the eventual verdict.

Donald Trump opens office to carry on his administration’s ‘agenda, advance US interests’

Statement from Trump's office was issued less than an hour before House Democrats crossed the US Capitol to deliver an article of impeachment against the former president to the Senate.

Trump senate trial starts as House Democrats deliver impeachment article

The symbolic opening of the trial comes as the Senate is still without an agreement on how it will operate with a 50-50 split and Democrats in nominal control.

As evidence piles up, Trump’s impeachment trial to prove if Republicans believe in law & order

New evidence has emerged on how Trump was trying to turn federal agencies into puppets to help him subvert democracy, the Constitution & a fair election that he lost.

A day after impeachment, Trump’s Senate trial in limbo as Pelosi, McConnell silent

A Senate trial for Donald Trump, which could begin no sooner than 20 January, risks delaying confirmation of Joe Biden’s cabinet nominees and early legislative initiatives.

On impeachment trial, history has some bad news for Trump

Can Donald Trump be put through an impeachment trial even after his term ends? The Constitution doesn't explicitly say so, but the context in which it was written holds some clues.

This time, Donald Trump impeached himself

To a certain extent, Trump's lawlessness provoked Democrats to impeach him. But more than that it was because he alienated almost everyone in the political system.

US House set for 2nd impeachment vote as Republicans break from Trump

Although Trump is unlikely to be convicted in the Senate or forced out of office before Biden is inaugurated on 20 January, a second impeachment would further stain his presidency.

US Vice President Mike Pence refuses to invoke 25th Amendment to oust Trump

In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Pence said the 25th Amendment is not a means of punishment or usurpation and invoking it in such a manner would set a terrible precedent.

Trump’s 2024 hopes just crashed into a constitutional roadblock that dates back to Civil War

Did Trump himself engage in insurrection when he spoke to the crowd and encouraged or incited the march? If a court says yes, Trump isn’t eligible to be president again.

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.