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Byline: Jim Puzzanghera
Jan. 22--WASHINGTON -- After the unfounded claims of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and recent news of warrantless domestic spying, some liberal activists and politicians are boldly talking about impeaching President Bush.
So far, it's just talk. And with Republicans controlling Congress -- and memories still fresh of the bitter fight, backlash and distraction surrounding former President Clinton's 1998 impeachment -- even the launching of an official inquiry is a long shot.
But impeachment talk these days isn't just predictable, left-wing, bumper-sticker sloganeering. The possibility, if not the probability, also has been suggested by some centrist Democrats, and at least one influential Republican.
A poll by the independent firm Zogby International last week showed 52 percent of American …