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  • Trump tweet about Congressional term limits

    04/30/2018 1:29:15 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 50 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 30, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    I recently had a terrific meeting with a bipartisan group of freshman lawmakers who feel very strongly in favor of Congressional term limits. I gave them my full support and endorsement for their efforts. #DrainTheSwamp
  • Free Market Term Limits Breakthrough

    03/28/2018 1:14:35 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/28/18 | Michael R. Shannon
    FireYourCongressman.com Serial entrepreneur Norbert Richter claims no relation to the inventor of the Richter Scale, but if his breakthrough idea is successful, he’ll be causing political tremors for decades. Richter has used his failed congressional primary challenge as inspiration for a free market workaround that has the potential to be voter–imposed term limits. His new organization, FireYourCongressman.com, bypasses the roadblock that has stopped every federal term limits proposal: Incumbent professional politicians who intend to die in office. Curator of the Senate Mitch McConnell’s clichéd response to voter’s desire for term limits is always a dismissive ‘that’s what elections are for.’...
  • Putin Wins Another Six-Year Term in the Kremlin

    03/18/2018 12:48:05 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 90 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 18 Mar 2018 | Reuters
    Putin's thumping victory will extend his total time in office to nearly a quarter of a century, until 2024, by which time he will be 71. Only Soviet dictator Josef Stalin ruled for longer. Putin has promised to use his new term to beef up Russia's defences against the West and to raise living standards. None of the seven candidates who ran against him posed a threat, and opposition leader Alexei Navalny was barred from running. Critics alleged that officials had compelled people to come to the polls to ensure that voter boredom at the one-sided contest did not lead...
  • 'President for life' not a bad idea, Trump says of China proposal

    03/04/2018 11:57:52 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 4, 2018 | Amy Lieu
    When China's legislators gather Monday, they are expected to set the stage for President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely, as they vote on a constitutional amendment to end presidential term limits.  
  • The Republican exodus from the House will embolden GOP radicals

    01/10/2018 4:44:46 PM PST · by mdittmar · 25 replies
    NBC News/MSNBC ^ | Jan 9 2018 | Howard Fineman
    WASHINGTON — In a city obsessed with "Fire and Fury" and Oprah Winfrey, Rep. Ed Royce, the 66-year-old Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, made no waves on Monday when he announced that he would not seek another term in his Southern California district after 25 years in office.
  • The Real John Conyers Scandal - Staying in Congress For 52 Years!

    11/29/2017 8:16:10 AM PST · by pinochet · 19 replies
    John Conyers was elected to Congress in 1964, the same year Barry Goldwater ran for President. He has served in Congress for a longer time than Fidel Castro served as leader of Cuba (49 years). When he started serving in Congress on January 3, 1965, Winston Churchill was still alive. The immediate former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, had not been born. Ronald Reagan had not began running for his first term as Governor of California. House Speaker, Paul Ryan, had not been born. Neither had Ted Cruz. Obama was not even in first grade. Donald Trump completed high school...
  • Pelosi endorses Feinstein in California Senate race

    10/30/2017 7:43:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 30, 2017 6:43 PM EDT | Matthew Daly
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi endorsed Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Monday, calling her fellow San Francisco Democrat “a strong voice and a staunch advocate for the people of California.” Pelosi said Feinstein is uniquely positioned to defend the state against what Pelosi called President Donald Trump’s “constant attacks” on health care, immigration and voting rights. Kevin De Leon, president pro tem of the California state Senate, is among several Democrats running against Feinstein, pressing for fiercer resistance to Trump. Feinstein, 84, is seeking her fifth full term in the Senate. Pelosi said Feinstein’s seniority “is a source of strength to...
  • Cowardly Careerists In Congress

    10/29/2017 7:40:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2017 | Paul Jacob
    It’s tough,” explained Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) after announcing his retirement last week. “I’m competitive. I like to fight these battles. But I also know that I couldn’t run the kind of race that I would be proud of and win in a Republican primary at this time.” I know Jeff Flake just a little bit and I like him. But it is time for him to go. Not because polls indicate he would lose, though. A loss might hurt the senator’s pride, but it is time for him to exit for a more substantial reason: because spending a career...
  • The dawn of a fascist China — and what it means for us

    10/22/2017 12:49:00 AM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 41 replies
    iPolitics ^ | October 12, 2017 | Jonathan Manthorpe
    Xi Jinping is poised to become the most potent Chinese leader since Mao Zedong — and to guide his country’s continued emergence as a fascist global superpower for at least the next decade. The 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is scheduled to start on October 18, when it will appoint leaders and establish the country’s course for the next five years. Xi undoubtedly will be re-appointed head of the CCP, followed by re-selection as China’s president and head of state early next year. But he appears also to have overturned the collegial, limited term system of leadership...
  • Retired Jurist Makes Compelling Case For Term Limits In Stunning Admission

    09/13/2017 11:56:01 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 26 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 9-13-17 | Ed Morrissey
    For decades, a debate over lifetime appointments in the federal judiciary have pitted those who value freedom from political influence against those who see a need for accountability. The former want to continue the tradition, and the latter want either term limits, retention elections, or a combination of both, as many states have in place now. No serious effort has been made to propose such a system, but perhaps an “exit interview” by the New York Times’ Adam Liptak of retired appellate jurist Richard Posner will prompt one. And it should, as Posner inadvertently makes the best possible case for...
  • Celebrities Know What's Best for Us

    08/01/2017 10:39:11 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/1/17 | Mard Dice
    Celebrities know what's best for us regular folks. Let's learn from their wisdom. Subscribe now for more videos every day, and I'll see you tomorrow!
  • CAN YOU SAY "PRESIDENT Pelosi"?

    07/27/2017 9:35:53 AM PDT · by americanbychoice3 · 42 replies
    SELF | 07/27/2017 | AMERICANBYCHOICE3
    Whenever I start thinking about our country's not too distant future, I get this awful feeling in the pit of my stomach of total despair watching the evil maneuvers hatched by the democrats to try to destroy our great country. They have demonstrated for all to see that they don't care about the people of this country. Just observe what they have done to thwart anything that could help us to improve our healthcare system. They just care about their power and financial rewards. Now just contemplate the following scenario: (If I were a betting man, I would support this...
  • Missouri is state #12 to adopt Convention of States!

    05/12/2017 4:00:58 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 56 replies
    Published on May 12, 2017 On May 12, 2017, the Show Me State became the 12th to successfully adopt the Convention of States Article V application to impose fiscal restraints, term limits, and other limits on federal overreach. Thank you to the thousands of COS Missouri warriors! http://www.cosaction.com
  • Sri Lankan President Concedes Defeat After Startling Upset

    01/09/2015 1:07:07 AM PST · by Cronos · 1 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 9.Jan.2015 | Ellen BArry and Darisha Bastians
    After a startling upset in Sri Lanka’s presidential election, President Mahinda Rajapaksa conceded defeat on Friday morning, bringing an abrupt end to a larger-than-life, increasingly controlling presidency that he had hoped to extend into a third six-year term. Mr. Rajapaksa left his residence, Temple Trees, shortly after 6 a.m. “to allow the new president to assume his duties,” a presidential spokesman announced. Mr. Rajapaksa’s defeat is remarkable because he had an overwhelming advantage going into the election, which he decided to hold two years ahead of schedule. During nearly a decade in office, he had built close ties with China,...
  • Ted Cruz wants term limits for Congress, offers constitutional amendment

    01/05/2017 12:46:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 01/05/2017 | Jamie Lovegrove, Washington Correspondent
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz is stepping up his efforts to impose term limits on Congress, calling for a constitutional amendment on the issue. The amendment, proposed Tuesday with Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis of Florida, would limit senators to two six-year terms and House members to three two-year terms. “D.C. is broken,” Cruz said in a written statement. “The American people resoundingly agreed on Election Day, and President-elect Donald Trump has committed to putting government back to work for the American people. It is well past time to put an end to the cronyism and deceit that has transformed Washington...
  • Senator Cruz, Rep. DeSantis Introduce Constitutional Amendment to Impose Term Limits

    01/04/2017 9:42:30 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-01-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    This is an amendment every rational thinking conservative and libertarian can and must support: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) today proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to impose term limits on members of Congress. The amendment would limit U.S. senators to two six-year terms and members of the U.S. House of Representatives to three two-year terms. In other words, if the amendment is eventually added to the Constitution, congressmen can remain in office for a maximum of six years while senators can do so for 12 years. Presidents are already bound to two...
  • Cruz, DeSantis push for congressional term limits

    01/03/2017 8:34:35 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 3, 2017 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) are pushing for an amendment to the Constitution to place term limits on lawmakers, arguing the move will help overhaul Washington. "The American people resoundingly agreed on Election Day, and President-elect Donald Trump has committed to putting government back to work for the American people," Cruz said in a statement on Tuesday. "It is well past time to put an end to the cronyism and deceit that has transformed Washington into a graveyard of good intentions.” Under an amendment the two GOP lawmakers filed on Tuesday, House members would be allowed...
  • Ex-Pennsylvania congressman awaits racketeering sentence

    12/12/2016 7:17:46 AM PST · by Phlap · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 12/12/2016 | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    A Philadelphia Democrat who spent two decades in Congress could spend that long in prison if federal prosecutors get their way at his sentencing Monday. Former Rep. Chaka Fattah, 60, was convicted of misspending government grants and charity money to fund his campaign and personal expenses, even as he and his TV anchor wife earned more than $500,000 a year.
  • After 30 years in the Senate, Harry Reid takes his leave of Washington

    12/08/2016 3:15:04 PM PST · by mdittmar · 73 replies
    cBS News ^ | December 8, 2016 | Reena Flores
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada bid a final farewell Thursday to his colleagues, following a 34-year career in Congress, the first four in the House, and 30 years in the upper chamber, where his leadership saw -- among other legislative accomplishments -- the passage of sweeping healthcare reform. Reid, who has been the Democratic leader for over a decade, is retiring at the age of 77, just as Republicans have taken control of the White House and continued their hold on the legislative branch.
  • Ryan Backs Trump's Push for Term Limits

    11/17/2016 10:39:23 AM PST · by conservativepoet · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/16 | Scott Wong
    Speaker Paul Ryan, who just won his 10th term in the House, said Thursday that he backs President-elect Donald Trump's call for term limits for members of Congress.