Dennis Kucinich

Posted at 2:43pm on Jan. 29, 2008 The White House & the GOP get a pass for now

Kucinich to hold off on Presidential impeachment

By Mark Kilmer

This, folks, is big news for a White House trembling in its cowboy boots as it prolongs its Administration into its final year: Dennis Kucinich has delayed filing impeachment charges! Yes, the GOP might have been saved.

You see, Dennis had planned to get his impeachment ball rolling in reaction to a SotU address he hadn't heard, but is change of heart is documented right here, in Dennis's hometown Cleveland Plain Dealer:

Kucinich said Monday that he met with members of the House Judiciary Committee after making last week's impeachment pledge. He said he came away "hopeful there will be an inquiry by the Judiciary Committee."

"I will give them the opportunity to proceed before introducing articles of impeachment," he said in a statement. The committee's spokeswoman did not respond to requests for comment.

On what grounds did Dennis wish to impeach the President?

The usual.


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Posted at 11:53am on Jan. 4, 2008 Minor Candidate Roundup

The 10-Ring Circus Is Ending

By Dan McLaughlin

For those of you who missed it elsewhere, just to summarize:

Duncan Hunter is focusing on New Hampshire and Wyoming (which caucuses Saturday) rather than pack it in after drawing 1% of the vote in Iowa, which he was largely ignoring. Presumably, Hunter will end his pointless campaign by next Wednesday and focus on positioning himself to be the next Secretary of Defense, a job for which he is well-qualified, although I'm not really sure who he would be liklely to endorse at this stage.

Joe Biden and Chris Dodd have returned to their day jobs in the Senate. Dodd's campaign never did get the wave of momentum he expected from announcing his candidacy on the Don Imus show.

Hunter, along with Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel, will be barred from the next round of debates hosted by ABC. ABC's press release doesn't even mention Alan Keyes. I haven't yet seen evidence that Keyes is even on the ballot in key states. Thus, the next debates will feature Huckabee, McCain, Romney, Giuliani, Thompson and Paul on the GOP side and Obama, Clinton, Edwards and Richardson on the Democrat side.

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Posted at 5:00pm on Nov. 27, 2007 The Iowa Race Is Close

By California Yankee

Political Wire got an advance look at a new Strategic Vision poll in Iowa that shows Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama tied in the Democratic presidential race at 29%, with John Edwards trailing at 23%.

On the Republican side it shows, Mitt Romney barely leading with 26%, followed closely by Mike Huckabee at 24%, Rudy Giuliani at 14%, Fred Thompson at 10% and Sen. John McCain at 7%. [Read on]

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