The Daily Populous

Thursday December 19th, 2019 evening edition

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday became the third president in US history to be impeached.

It voted largely along party lines, 230-197 in favor of abuse of power and 229-198 in favor of obstruction.

More representatives voted to impeach Trump than in either of the two previous impeachments, of Bill Clinton in 1998 and Andrew Johnson in 1868.

The House, which then had far fewer members, voted 66% to impeach, versus 52% for Trump.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday night became only the third president in US history to be impeached, with the House of Representatives backing articles of impeachment that charged him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Foto: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday night presided over the votes approving two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.sourceREUTERS/Jonathan Ernst.

Proportionally, the vote against Johnson was stronger, with about 66% of representatives against him, compared with 52% against Trump. »

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Putin says rule limiting him to two consecutive terms as president ‘can be abolished’

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Vladimir Putin has suggested a constitutional rule limiting the number of consecutive presidential terms may be scrapped – potentially paving a way to him staying on in post.

According to the Russian constitution, the president is obliged to leave his post at the end of two successive terms.

"Your humble servant completed two terms, then left the post and had the constitutional right to return to the post of president," he said. »

US government lists fictional nation Wakanda as trade partner

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The US Department of Agriculture listed Wakanda as a free-trade partner - despite it being a fictional country.

In the Marvel universe, Wakanda is the fictional East African home country of superhero Black Panther.

After its removal, an Orlando-based reporter asked: "So do we, or do we not have free trade with Wakanda? »

Senate passes massive defence bill that creates US Space Force

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More:Â. Trump said on Twitter last week that he would sign the bill as soon as it passes, saying it included all his priorities.

It usually doesn't get bogged down in partisan fighting," said Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman James Inhofe, a Republican.

Trump has crowed about the "US Space Force" provision, which mostly reorganises existing personnel into a new branch of the Air Force. »