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What Is Impeachment and How Does It Work?

May 29, 2019

Only twice has the U.S. House of Representatives impeached a president, and never has the Senate voted to remove an impeached president from office. People tend to think of impeachment as a judicial tool that should be used rarely and only when a president has broken the law in some egregious way. But impeachment was designed as part of the checks-and-balances. It is a political tool. On this week’s episode of Words & Numbers, join Antony Davies and James Harrigan as they discuss what impeachment is and how the political process might work better if impeachment were used more often.

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Show Notes:

Artificial intelligence learns to spot cancer

Employment changes over the past century

Sanders says that teacher salaries should start at $60,000

Foolishness of the week

MSNBC asks political candidate how MSNBC can do better for him

Topic of the week: Impeachment

How does impeachment work?

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