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Democrats Push Bill That Could Oust President Trump For Mental Health Reasons

A growing number of Congressional Democrats are sponsoring a bill that would create a congressional “oversight” commission that could declare President Donald Trump incapacitated and remove him from office under the 25th Amendment. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), the bill’s chief sponsor, sent out an email to his colleagues in the immediate aftermath of President Trump’s Twitter dispute with MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski, urging them to support the measure, arguing that it is of “enduring importance to the security of our nation.” “In case of emergency, break glass,” Raskin said during an interview with Yahoo News. “If you look at the record of things that have happened since January, it is truly a bizarre litany of events and outbursts.” The 25th Amendment was adopted in 1967 following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Under Section 4 of the Amendment, the Vice President and a majority of the President’s cabinet members could lawfully determine that the President is “unable to discharge the powers and duties” of the office. After providing a document… Keep Reading

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What Sounds More Radical: “Tea Party” Or “The Resistance”?

Given the rhetoric of conservative activists and Republican officials during the 2008 presidential campaign, it was clear that the opposition to President Barack Obama would be strong. At the time, the rhetoric often spoke of unprecedented socialism and the idea that America would be forever changed. Obama was seen as more than just a liberal or a progressive, he was a devout socialist with numerous ties to dangerous radicals to his opponents. After Obama took office, a movement of conservatives and libertarians would rise from the ashes of a defeated cause. Despite failing to stop Obama in 2008, these activists and concerned Americans would not give up. The result was a movement of people known as the “Tea Party.” The name is derived from the original Boston Tea Party during the American Revolutionary period, where demonstrators dressed up as Native Americans and dumped tea into Boston Harbor. Keep Reading

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