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2006-06-09 14:02:16

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges that he was involved in an illegal scheme to hire political allies for merit-based state jobs. Fletcher, the first Republican to lead Kentucky in more than three decades, entered the pleas through a lawyer in Franklin County District Court in Frankfort, court officials said. He was indicted last month by a grand jury on three misdemeanor counts -- official misconduct, which carries a possible...

2006-05-07 13:39:32

By Andrea Hopkins WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats will launch a series of investigations of the Bush administration if they take control of Congress in November but are not out to impeach President George W. Bush, a top Democrat said on Sunday. House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said Democrats would hold hearings on the use of intelligence in the lead-up to the Iraq war and investigate the high price of energy and prescription drugs if they win the extra 15...

2006-04-08 17:36:43

RANDOLPH, Vermont (Reuters) - Democratic Party leaders in Vermont on Saturday passed a motion asking Congress to immediately begin impeachment proceedings against President Bush. In an elementary school cafeteria strewn with American flags and copies of the U.S. Constitution, some 100 state party officials agreed to make the request to the U.S. House of Representatives. "You know in your own hearts and minds that something is terribly wrong in this country," said Margaret Lucenti, a...

2006-03-15 11:50:00

By Jason Szep NEWFANE, Vermont -- Known for picturesque autumn foliage, colonial inns, maple sugar and laid-back villages, Vermont seldom makes much of an impact in national political debate. But in one week, resolutions approved by five towns to impeach U.S. President George W. Bush are giving several sleepy Vermont communities a new, renegade image. Not everyone is happy about it. "We've got a lot of negative feedback -- letters coming in mail, e-mails, people telling us we're unpatriotic,"...

2005-12-11 07:37:25

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - A group of Iranian parliamentarians have launched a bid to unseat the country's defense minister over a military plane crash that killed 108 people last week, a parliamentarian said on Sunday. The move could prove an embarrassment for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who has only just completed his cabinet four months after taking office due to parliamentary opposition to his nominations for the key post of oil minister. Ahmadinejad has also been...

2005-11-29 08:54:35

By Austin Ekeinde YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Lawmakers from Nigeria's oil-producing Bayelsa state pressed ahead on Tuesday with the impeachment of their state governor, who is wanted by British police on money-laundering charges. Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha fled charges that he laundered 1.8 million pounds in London, returning last week to Nigeria, where he enjoys immunity while in office. The federal government has piled pressure on the state house of assembly to impeach...

2005-11-23 09:21:31

By Austin Ekeinde YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - A Nigerian state governor who fled money laundering charges in Britain dressed as a woman now faces impeachment at home, raising fears of instability in his oil producing region. Governor Diepreye Alamieyeseigha skipped bail in London, escaped in disguise and resurfaced in Nigeria on Monday where he enjoys constitutional immunity while in office. But his opponents in the state house of assembly, backed by the federal government, had...

2005-11-14 17:46:42

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - The Buenos Aires legislature voted on Monday to impeach the city's mayor for his responsibility in a nightclub fire last year that killed 194 youths in Argentina's worst disaster in decades. Mayor Anibal Ibarra was immediately suspended from office after 30 of the 45 legislators -- the minimum required -- voted in favor of impeachment. He will now face an impeachment trial. Families and friends of the victims, holding pictures of youths who...

2005-09-23 05:12:02

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Opponents of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo petitioned the Supreme Court on Friday to nullify the decision by the lower house of Congress to throw out impeachment complaints against her. Arroyo survived an impeachment vote on September 6 because of the numerical strength of her allies, averting a Senate trial that would have closely examined the allegations that she cheated her way to a fresh term in last year's presidential...

2005-09-07 05:16:22

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Thousands of people marched in the Philippine capital on Wednesday, struggling to keep up the momentum of street protests against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo a day after she survived an impeachment attempt. Protesters ranging from left-wing militants and students to a small number of Catholic bishops ignored the government's call to bury the hatchet after months of bitter feuding, but were unable to match the size of a rally the previous day....


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.