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  • OK about 10% of Trump's first term is now complete. How has he done thus far?

    06/28/2017 9:59:15 PM PDT · by cba123 · 115 replies
    Vanity - Free Republic ^ | (self) | (selff)
    OK everyone. Trump is our president. He's now about 10% done with his first term. How has he done thus far, in your view?
  • “Capitalism” Is the Wrong Word

    12/09/2015 10:47:53 AM PST · by Twotone · 10 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | Dec. 9, 2015 | Steven Horwitz
    Wouldn't it be nice if we could simply invent new terms to replace the words that seem to cause more heat than light? For example, I have written before of my qualms about using the word capitalism to describe the free-market economy. The word was coined by capitalism's enemies to describe the system that they rejected.
  • Rand Paul reignites the term limits debate

    04/11/2015 5:15:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 23 replies
    HotAir ^ | April 8, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    When Rand Paul announced his official candidacy for the presidency this week he sparked a number of debates, not only in the media and among his opponents, but inside the GOP. One of the less noticed ones revolved around a comment he made during the speech regarding the institution of term limits for congressional offices, similar to what we have for the Oval Office. This drew a quick response from our friend Matt Lewis, who feels that Rand is missing the mark. "During his presidential announcement on Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul took a stand for term limits. We limit the...
  • Dem Congresswoman on Obamas Second Term: Just Occupy the SpotThat Would Be an A

    02/11/2014 1:54:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/10/14 | Craig Millward
    (CNSNews.com) - Speaking with reporters from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last month, Democratic Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) said she was so relieved when [Obama] won, and would give Obama an A in his second term if he would just occupy the spot. When asked by a reporter to give a progress report on Obamas second term and to grade him, Moore declined to at first saying, I'm not going to give Obama a grade. Im glad hes there. A Grade compared to what? Compared to Mitt Romney being there? She then compared Obamas second term to what would have happened...
  • New York congressman introduces bill to abolish presidential term limits

    03/28/2013 4:09:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 6, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    New York Democratic Rep. Jose Serrano reintroduced a bill in Congress on Friday to repeal the 22nd Amendment, which places term limits on the U.S. presidency. The bill, which has been referred to committee, would allow Barack President Obama to become the first president since Franklin Roosevelt to seek a third term in office. H.J. Res. 15 proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.
  • Could a Constitutional Amendment for Term Limits get passed, and would you support it?

    02/12/2013 8:51:43 AM PST · by goodnesswins · 94 replies
    The People | 2/12/2013 | Me
    OK....is it time, finally, for Term Limits? It seems the only way we can BEGIN to get some control over our "public servants." Here is a Gallup poll (FWIW) that says 75% of Americans would approve Term Limits. http://www.gallup.com/poll/159881/americans-call-term-limits-end-electoral-college.aspx Could we make it happen? Would you support it?
  • Rep. Jose Serrano reintroduces bill to repeal presidential term limit

    01/06/2013 11:03:32 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 19 replies
    Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.) is already looking forward to 2016 and beyond. The congressman yesterday reintroduced a bill to repeal the 22nd amendment establishing term limits for the president.
  • Romney vows to lower jobless rate in first term to 6 percent

    05/23/2012 4:11:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/23/12 | Jonathan Easley
    Romney vows to lower jobless rate in first term to 6 percentBy Jonathan Easley - 05/23/12 02:01 PM ET Mitt Romney says his administration would lower the unemployment rate to 6 percent by the end of his first term. I can tell you that over a period of four years, by virtue of the policies that wed put in place, wed get the unemployment rate down to 6 percent, and perhaps a little lower, Romney says in a Time magazine interview. The 6 percent prediction is a bold claim that Romney will surely be held to by Democrats if hes...
  • Geithner: I won't serve second term (We're saved?)

    01/25/2012 4:30:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/25/12 | Peter Schroeder
    Geithner: I won't serve second termBy Peter Schroeder - 01/25/12 04:27 PM ET Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner does not anticipate serving a second term under President Obama. Geithner said in an interview with Bloomberg Television that he is "pretty confident" the president would not ask him to stay on if he is reelected. "I'm confident he'll be president. But I'm also confident he's going to have the privilege of having another secretary of the Treasury," he said, adding that he planned to do "something else." Geithner mulled leaving the administration this summer once a deal to raise the federal debt...
  • RUSH: We Stand for Principle Over Politics and the Establishment Can't Stand It

    12/23/2011 1:56:05 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 23 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | December 21, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    We Stand for Principle Over Politicsand the Establishment Can't Stand It December 21, 2011 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "House Democrats tried Wednesday to force a vote on the Senates two-month extension of the payroll-tax cut, but Republicans gaveled the House closed to prevent them from having a chance, as top GOP leaders huddled down the hall to try to figure a way out of the mess. The House was set to hold a pro forma session, but two top Democrats, Reps. Steny H. Hoyer and Chris Van Hollen, demanded to be recognized to try to force a vote on the...
  • U.S. to seek second term on U.N. rights council

    03/30/2011 9:50:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/30/11 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - The United States will seek a second term on the U.N. Human Rights Council which has made significant progress over the past two years despite a "biased and disproportionate focus on Israel," the State Department said on Thursday. "We believe that U.S. engagement in the Human Rights Council has directly resulted in real progress," State Department spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement announcing the decision to seek a new term. Despite opposition by some pro-Israel groups, the Obama administration took the United States into the council in 2009 with a promise to focus on traditional Western concerns...
  • Bachmann: Obama won't be the only one-term prez

    02/15/2011 10:35:06 AM PST · by pissant · 54 replies
    Poltico ^ | 2/15/11 | Andy Barr
    Michele Bachmann says whoever emerges as the GOP nominee will have to be prepared to be a one-term president. Bachmann, who hasnt ruled out a run herself in 2012, said in an interview with conservative commentator S.E. Cupp that whoever emerges from the Republican field will have to be prepared to address unpopular issues. Continue Reading They have to have the requisite political courage to stare down the media and all the special interest groups and make it happen, Bachmann said in the interview shown on Glenn Beck's website Monday. They have to be willing to be a one-term president...
  • School district candidates oppose term 'democracy' (and other socialist garbage)

    10/24/2010 7:36:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Herald Extra ^ | 10/24/10
    School district candidates oppose term 'democracy'Associated Press Posted: Sunday, October 24, 2010 3:41 pm Several school board candidates in the Alpine School District are earning parental support for wanting to eliminate the use of the term 'democracy' from the district's mission statement. The Salt Lake Tribune reports a small group of parents has been protesting Alpine's mission statement, which says it is "educating all students to ensure the future of our democracy." The parents want to scrap the word democracy because they say it is contrary to a strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, which describes the nation's government as...
  • Most Americans (54 %) believe Obama should be a one-term president: poll

    10/21/2010 11:00:36 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 19, 2010 | CLEMENTE LISI
    A majority of Americans don't think President Obama deserves to keep his job, a poll released today shows. With less than two weeks to go before the midterm elections, a survey conducted by Gallup shows that only 39 percent of Americans think Obama deserves to be re-elected in 2012. A staggering 54 percent think he should be a one-term president, the poll found. Earlier this year, between 46 and 48 percent of Americans said Obama should be re-elected. The survey also shows that Obama has averaged a job approval rating of 44.7 percent during the first seven quarters of his...
  • Obama: plans to be in office "8-10 years"

    10/04/2010 1:38:37 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 88 replies
    CBS News via youtube.com ^ | 10-4-2010 | CBS News
    Obama: plans to be in office "8-10 years"
  • One-third of the way through Obama's term, are Americans tiring of a legislator as president?

    06/17/2010 7:35:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies · 1,051+ views
    l.a. times ^ | 6/17/10 | Andrew Malcolm
    American voters have taken many zigs and zags over the years when choosing their country's chief executive. But one of the amazing consistencies is: They prefer chief executives in the executive office. Five of the last six presidents have been executives -- four governors and one sitting vice president. The only exception is the current incumbent, Barack Obama, who as his bipartisan critics tried to point out in 2007-08, had never even run a candy store, let alone a country. He was a law lecturer, a state senator and, briefly, a U.S. senator. He is one of only three sitting...
  • Congressional Reform Act of 2010

    03/16/2010 8:31:11 AM PDT · by MsLady · 20 replies · 405+ views
    Email from my Aunt | March 16, 2010 | ?
    Congressional Reform Act of 2010 1. Term Limits: 12 years only, one of the possible options below. A. Two Six year Senate terms B. Six Two year House terms C. One Six year Senate term and three Two Year House terms Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work. 2. No Tenure / No Pension: A congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The...
  • Repya turns to fight for IP endorsement in gubernatorial race

    01/20/2010 4:07:38 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies · 317+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 1-20-10 | Billy Salisbury
    Joe Repya is one old soldier who won't fade away. Repya, a 63-year-old retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel from Eagan who served in three wars, today will join a political battle by launching a campaign for the Independence Party endorsement for governor. He's a political newcomer but the veteran of 10 years of combat duty in Vietnam and of the Persian Gulf War and one of the oldest U.S. soldiers to volunteer for Operation Iraqi Freedom said Tuesday, "No other candidate is as battle-tested as I am." He planned to file paperwork with the state campaign finance board today to...
  • Byrd becomes longest-serving Congress member (tributes pour in to the Rat Porker alert)

    11/18/2009 9:57:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies · 932+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 18, 2009 | Laurie Kellman
    <p>West Virginia Sen. Robert C. Byrd became the longest-serving lawmaker in congressional history Wednesday, a milestone to be marked with a morning of Senate tributes and a special resolution.</p> <p>It was unclear whether Byrd would be able to attend Wednesday's session.</p>
  • Swine flu pandemic is threat to school term (UK)

    06/12/2009 10:21:51 AM PDT · by john in springfield · 13 replies · 397+ views
    Times Online (UK) ^ | June 11, 2009 | David Rose and Mark Henderson
    Thousands of schools could be forced to close for weeks on end to stem the spread of swine flu, scientists say. ...the Governments Chief Medical Officer said that several million Britons would fall ill with the H1N1 virus. Sir Liam Donaldson predicted a huge surge of cases when children go back to school in the autumn. Neil Ferguson, an epidemiologist at Imperial College, London, who advises the Government and the WHO, said that widespread illness could lead to schools closing for several weeks, and extensive disruption to businesses and the wider economy... ...Professor Ferguson said that the pandemic could mean...