Pixabay / DoD / Amber I. Smith / CC BY 2.0WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Donald Trump on a charge of “incitement of insurrection.”Wednesday’s vote was the second time Trump has been impeached during his single term in office.The internal Senate discussions were unfolding as the Democratic-controlled House debated impeaching the President for his role in last week’s siege of the U.S. Capitol, when Trump supporters breached the building’s security, sent lawmakers fleeing and left five dead in their wake, including a police officer.Trump faced a single charge of “incitement of insurrection.” Trump is the only U.S. President to be twice impeached. National Guard troops and police provided security at the Capitol. Under the U.S. Constitution, impeachment in the House triggers a trial in the Senate on whether to oust the president. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had previously suggested no trial could begin until the Senate was scheduled to be back in regular session on Jan. 19, only a day before Trump’s term ends and Democratic President-elect Joe Biden is due to be sworn in.Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, have pressured McConnell to agree to bring the Senate back under emergency circumstances to take up Trump’s impeachment before he leaves office.But a spokesperson confirmed on Twitter Wednesday a Washington Post report that McConnell had informed Schumer he is not willing to bring the chamber into emergency session to consider removing Trump from office following House impeachment.While the first impeachment of Trump last year brought no Republican votes in the House, a small but significant number of leaders and other lawmakers are breaking with the party to join Democrats on Wednesday.At least six Republican lawmakers, including third-ranking House GOP leader Liz Cheney of Wyoming, were unswayed by the president’s logic. The Republicans announced they would vote to impeach Trump, cleaving the Republican leadership, and the party itself.Confronting his potential place in history, Trump warned lawmakers off it, suggesting it was the drive to oust him rather than his actions around the violent riot that was dividing the country.“To continue on this path, I think it’s causing tremendous danger to our country, and it’s causing tremendous anger,” Trump said Tuesday, his first remarks to reporters since last week’s violence. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),According to Rasmussen opinion pollA man with 46% approval, whom just pushed Obama out of his 12yr winning place of “Most Admired Man”, just got voted out, by a group of people with 15% approvalLet that sink in.Move on, one week to go….. As a famous woman once said “At this point , what difference does it make”All it does it PROVE they are spiteful.Get back to work and help the American people, stop holding grudges. Your original $600 is meaningless.,Get back to the real work of the American People:This is what we have from this congress…….$40M for the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.$1B for the Smithsonian$154M for the National Gallery of Arts$7M for reef fish management$25M to combat Asian Carp$2.5M to count the number of Amber Jack in the Gulf of Mexico $85.5M for Cambodia$134M for Burma$1.3B for Egypt to buy Russian Military equipment$25M for Pakistan gender programs$505M for Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras… $3M in poultry production technology$1800 stimulus checks for illegal aliens… and the American People get $600, each! It is a prime example of Washington D.C and what you get from your government.
Friends may visit with the family from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, January 18, 2016 at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman. Services, officiated by Dr. Sterling L. Cauble will be at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Sunman. Those surviving who will cherish Larry’s memory include daughter, Cynthia Watts of Carterville, IL; granddaughter, Kristina (Mike) Hoefker of Oxford, OH; twin, great grandsons, Hunter and Kyle Hoefker; sister, Patricia R. (Allen) Youmans of Bradenton, FL; sons, Ed Gunter of Sparta, IL, and Jim Gunter of Belleville, IL; son-in-law, Rick Brandenburg of Oxford, OH, and 12 additional grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen “Kat” Gunter on June 26, 2010, and daughter, Brenda Brandenburg. Larry R. Gunter, of Tavares, Florida, and formerly of Sunman, Indiana, was born on October 11, 1941 in Batesville. He was the son of Meredith and Edna Gunter. Larry was an active member of the Eagles and was the Bookkeeper for the Fraternal Order of Eagles #162 of Okahumpka, FL. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and enjoyed golfing. On Sunday, January 10, 2016, at the age of 74, Larry passed away at his residence. Memorial donations are requested to the Sunman Life Squad and the Sunman Volunteer Fire Department. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visist www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Larry R. Gunter.
Chris Prince (left), a key member of the Badgers’ offensive attack, could hold the key to UW picking up wins over Drake and SIU Edwardsville this weekend.[/media-credit]This weekend could mark a major turning point for the Wisconsin men’s soccer team, as the Badgers are in the midst of a three-game losing streak that they hope to end against Drake and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.After losses to Virginia, California-Irvine and Memphis after an impressive start to their 2011 campaign, the Badgers start off their weekend doubleheader against the Drake Bulldogs today. Drake currently sits at 4-1-1, and, according to coaches, strongly resembles the Memphis team Wisconsin fell to Sunday.Much like the Tigers, the Bulldogs have an attacking offense that will put plenty of shots on goal. Hailing from the Missouri Valley Conference, UW will have to avoid overlooking an opponent that will be hungry to take down a Big Ten squad at Flames Field.“We’ve been very pleased with many aspects of the team, but it’s those little moments – maybe you could break it down into seconds or minutes within a game – where we’re still seeming to find a way to give the momentum to the other team,” head coach John Trask said.Losing each of their last two games by a single goal, including a double overtime loss to UC-Irvine, it’s clear that Wisconsin’s record is not indicative of their level of play. But as the coaches and players point out, momentary lapses and slow starts have already cost the Badgers several games this year.Led by two fifth-year senior midfielders in Matt Kuhn and Charles Schwartz, Drake will present another tough test for the Badgers’ defense. Riding a two-game winning streak and putting up 13 goals in six games thus far, the Bulldogs certainly won’t lack confidence when they line up across from the Badgers toght.Just like UW, the Bulldogs lost by one goal to a talented UC-Irvine squad on the road, a testament to their ability to remain competitive with premiere teams. Though the non-conference schedule has not gone as planned for UW, their first weekend matchup with Drake will show how well the team is able to rebound after a tough stretch of games.“The team’s disappointed that we’ve lost games that we should’ve won, but I feel like all the guys’ heads are still up. We’re still confident,” sophomore forward Chris Prince said. “We know what we’re capable of, and I think that’s really going to start showing the next two or three games.”While Wisconsin will be playing on the road in downtown Chicago, they expect to have plenty of Badger fans at the game. The game this weekend carries even more meaning for Prince, a Naperville, Ill., native who will have friends and family watching him from the stands.“I can’t wait to play back at home,” Prince said. “It’s pretty much going to feel like a home game for me, even though it’s away.”UW hopes to contain Twellman, rest of Cougars’ offenseOften struggling this year with Friday-Sunday games, the Badgers will be looking to reverse the trend Sunday when they take on SIU Edwardsville at Flames Field.Dropping the second game of both of their doubleheader weekend matchups this season, Wisconsin seems to have trouble putting together two strong performances in the same weekend. However, despite their recent struggles, coaches have been impressed with how the team has bounced back in practice since their second loss of the weekend Sunday to Memphis.“When you’ve lost three [games in a row], there’s obviously a little element of questioning themselves, but I think they’ve handled it well. I think they came to work this week. … That was our level of expectation,” Trask said.Much like Drake, SIUE (3-1-1) has started off the season strong but hasn’t faced the same caliber of competition as the Badgers. On the offensive side, the Cougars are led by Jack Twellman, a senior midfielder/forward who has scored nearly half of SIUE’s nine goals this year.Led by senior Colin Mani and junior Kyle McCrudden, the UW defense has at times looked quite intimidating for opponents, but its ability to put in a complete game could be key to limiting Twellman and the rest of the Cougars’ offense.While things haven’t been going as planned for Wisconsin recently, the team is trying to keep things in perspective and remember that it’s still early in the season. With that in mind, the Badgers are confident they will start putting together complete games and picking up victories.“We all honestly feel like we can win every game we go into, and we are expecting that,” junior midfielder Tomislav Zadro said. “I think this weekend we’re going to win two wins, and I think we’re on the right track. I think we’ll have a successful season.”