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How the Impeachment Process Works

Hans A. von Spakovsky

Sep 26, 2019 6 min read

Heritage’s Perspective

8 hrs ago

What Happens if the House Impeaches Trump?

If the House of Representatives votes to impeach president Trump like they did with Clinton and Johnson, what happens next in the Senate? What will the media landscape be like? Listen to or read part one of Heritage's three part podcast series on impeachment. 

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Nov 8

SCOTUS 101: Supreme Couples

Elizabeth Slattery and Tiffany Bates discuss recent oral arguments, preview a new documentary about Justice Clarence Thomas, and answer a listener question about a case involving the infamous climate change "hockey stick" graph. Elizabeth also chats with Texas power couple Erin and Brett Busby. 

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Nov 7

Kay Coles James on Carly Fiorina's Podcast

Heritage President Kay Coles James joined Carly Fiorina on her "By Example" podcast to discuss the importance of collaborative leadership, diverse teams, and being willing to compromise on strategy but not on principles. "Kay Coles James isn't necessarily a household name in non-politically active families across America, but her influence and her incredible body of work have certainly touched everyone in one way or another." said Fiorina.

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Nov 5

General Jack Keane Cites Heritage's 2020 Index of U.S. Military Strength

This morning General Jack Keane cited Heritage's "2020 Index of U.S. Military Strength" on Fox Business during a discussion about the state of the U.S. military and the need to pass a defense budget. "What the services are trying to do ... is dig out of a deep hole that we put ourselves in for a number of years due to wars, budget declinations, and sequestration and we have a long way to go." 

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Nov 4

A Young Man Finds Hope in America After Escaping Socialist Venezuela

Daniel DiMartino grew up amid violence, poverty, and corruption in socialist Venezuela. However, he escaped those horrors and began a new life in the United States. “Waking up in America and waking up in Venezuela are two very different things. While in Venezuela I didn’t have the hope of ever having my own home, having a car, starting a family, in America I’m not only hopeful but I am sure that I will be able to do those things.” 

Watch his story in a new video

Nov 4

Federal Clerkship Training Academy

We will host our 2nd annual Federal Judicial Clerkship Training Academy on Feb. 26-28, 2020. The academy includes sessions on originalism, textualism, legal writing, and other legal matter, all aimed at preparing attendees to excel as clerks in the U.S. federal court system. We have already confirmed several prominent circuit court judges, law professors, and practitioners to serve as speakers. Applications are due Nov. 22.

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