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End presidential term limits
Washington Post, by Jonathan Zimmerman

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 11/29/2013 6:02:10 AM

In 1947, Sen. Harley Kilgore (D-W.Va.) condemned a proposed constitutional amendment that would restrict presidents to two terms. “The executive’s effectiveness will be seriously impaired,” Kilgore argued on the Senate floor, “ as no one will obey and respect him if he knows that the executive cannot run again.” I’ve been thinking about Kilgore’s comments as I watch President Obama, whose approval rating has dipped to 37?percent in CBS News polling — the lowest ever for him — during the troubled rollout of his health-care reform. Many of Obama’s fellow Democrats have distanced themselves from the reform and from the president.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lilo, 11/29/2013 6:11:35 AM     (No. 9633271)

Honestly, did anyone NOT see this coming?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 11/29/2013 6:18:31 AM     (No. 9633274)

This is frightening. Allow this asshat another term or indefinite terms to finally ruin the country. Are we on the way to being another Venezuela? The limbs will stop at nothing. I pray to God that this doesn´t gain traction.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ronbet, 11/29/2013 6:20:28 AM     (No. 9633275)

Saw it coming but thought these traitors would wait until after the 2014 election. I am sure that after that time a gigantic push will be underway to keep Obama as dictator. I am sure plans are already being made, posters and stickers being printed, Teleprompter speeches being written, laws being looked at, thugs being readied.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Janjan, 11/29/2013 6:25:33 AM     (No. 9633277)

A liberal fantasy that would require a Constitutional Amendment that won´t happen. What is really frightening is the mind of a liberal. Seriously. Since when has Obama ´feared´ the voters? He has happily shoved Obamacare down the throats of Americans knowing all the time that when the truth came out all hell would break loose. Now this self-described ´writer´ thinks we´d all walk on broken glass to re-elect him. The media need term limits too.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: leesum, 11/29/2013 6:33:38 AM     (No. 9633280)

Lets understand this. Obamacare is the law of the land and cannot be changed or repealed. The 22nd amendment is the law of the land and should be repealed because it weakens a second term president. It also was passed basically by one party and that makes it questionable as a law.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: M2, 11/29/2013 6:48:48 AM     (No. 9633283)

So Zimmerman thinks that removing the worry of getting re-elected and avoiding the "wrath of the voters" are good reasons to end POTUS term limits?

Uh, Mr. Zimmerman? The wrath of the voters is what keeps a dangerous POTUS like Obama from destroying the country, which you, Mr. Zimmerman don´t seem too worried about.

Geez, I wish these media bubble-people would go out into the hinterlands and talk to sick an dying people who have had their health care stripped from them.

I´m aghast that with a POTUS like Obama, dimbulbs like Zimmerman would be crying out for term limits, not eschewing them. Term limits were made for exactly this kind of politician - dangerous ones.

How old is Zimmerman? His ideas sound like they´ve just come out of one of Bill Ayers´ classes. Sophomoric nutjob.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ByteGuru, 11/29/2013 6:53:09 AM     (No. 9633286)

IMO senators, congresspeople, and anyone over GS-8 should be limited to 12 years, period.

Public service should *NOT* be a career path.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: uno, 11/29/2013 7:00:27 AM     (No. 9633287)

#7 - So since this is an article about presidential term limits, you´re good with three terms for the Obamboozler, just not four???

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Reply 9 - Posted by: SteelTurman, 11/29/2013 7:05:56 AM     (No. 9633289)

Oh, hell no.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JAN, 11/29/2013 7:26:48 AM     (No. 9633300)

Worry about Soros and his plan to end the electoral college.

BEWARE

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 11/29/2013 7:38:28 AM     (No. 9633303)

Absolutely no surprise and absolutely NOT happening.

Notice how liberals don´t assign opposition to BO as due to his incompetence and abject failure of his policies at home and abroad. Nope, it´s because BO is a lame duck and not threatening enough that he is opposed. (Remember that Conservatives oppose him because they are racist)

WHY would we want another term from a president whose policies have frozen our economy in "park", driven people out of the workforce, increased poverty, decreased wealth, is destroying the best health care in the world, has set up a blatant cronyism system, fragrantly violates his oath to enforce the laws of the Country, allowed the federal bureaucracy to expand unchecked and destroy our freedoms, and has allowed the world to spiral into chaos?

BO is already enough of a dictator. We don´t need any more time for him to build up even more control. We may not survive his stupidity as it is.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: provide, 11/29/2013 7:49:20 AM     (No. 9633313)

What other constitutional amendments stand in their way? Maybe Roberts can help them out again.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: kahunavol, 11/29/2013 7:50:46 AM     (No. 9633315)

Jonathan apparently has never had this thought before and yet he gets a column at the Post. Impressive.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: edgar, 11/29/2013 7:52:54 AM     (No. 9633317)

Hey, Kool-Aid!
This would only encourage corruption to retain power. Perhaps Barry is waiting for Harry Reid to change the rules, as this appears to be the most corrupt regime in US history.

PS adclick makes it so frustrating to interact with this website.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: 4freedom, 11/29/2013 7:55:45 AM     (No. 9633319)

That´s right #12 one more judge and kiss the 22nd amendment goodbye.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: franq, 11/29/2013 8:08:25 AM     (No. 9633337)

Such a move would spark a revolution. Anarchy -(more than we have now). Stampedes at WallyWorld. The mind reels.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: congaree53, 11/29/2013 8:14:09 AM     (No. 9633340)

Bill would get re
elected not Barry. Bill´s polls are in the stratosphere-everyone else´s-- on both sides of aisle-- are in the sewer

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 11/29/2013 8:22:06 AM     (No. 9633345)

Jonathan seems to think the cure for what ails the country is the hair of the dog that bit us - and that the establishment of El Presidente for life would complete the fundamental transformation of the United States of America into the world´s biggest banana republic.

Poor Jonathan. We know, of course, what really ails him - what troubles his waking hours and haunts his restless sleep: time is running out for his faux messiah, and the final prospects are not looking good. Not at all. The ingredients of gigantic political catastrophe are slowly assembling and coming into view.

If only his hero, Obama, had more time to undo the damage caused by George W. Bush, to overcome the racist obstructionism of Republicans, and to complete the fundamental transformation of the United States of America into the socialist workers´ paradise he promised us!

Jonathan is worried. Jonathan means well - at least, I think he does. What he writes makes perfect sense - to Jonathan and to other Jonathans. These are not necessarily bad people, the Jonathans. They are, on the contrary, largely good people, if they are judged only by their intentions, and not the likely results of their schemes. They do not knowingly choose the wrong. They are sincere, and they are certain that they are choosing the good.

I just wish they didn´t vote, or influence others to vote. They are not grown up enough for such responsibilities.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: chance_232, 11/29/2013 8:31:35 AM     (No. 9633355)

This one had me rolling on the floor. "It also reflected “a shocking lack of faith in the common sense and good judgment of the people,” Rossiter said."

The electorate today doesnt vote based on the "issues" and even more rarely is the electorate "informed". Today´e electorate votes for the better celebrity. The guy that looks most presidential, the coolest looking candidate, the candidate that they would most liuke to have a beer with, the candidate that promises "stuff".

Sitting presidents have major advantages when seeking re-election. A sitting president can and does give away things n advnce of a election. A sitting president can shape events, wherease his opponent can only wtch events unforld. A sitting president has the power of the US government to stifle his opposition. And when a president holds a presser, it gets covered. Sitting presidents can sit on information and even prevent scandals from coming to light until after an election.

No to lifting term limits. In fact, I would amend the amendment to a single 4 year term with a possible extension of two years with a 2/3rds vote in both the house and senate.

The only way that I would ever be in favor of liftingte term limits is with an additional amendment seriously weakening the office of the presidency and if it included additional tools to remove the president for incompetency, lying to the people etc etc etc.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: bpl40, 11/29/2013 8:32:55 AM     (No. 9633358)

Its starting on cue. When Article II of the Constitution was not a barrier, do you think they will pay heed to the 22nd Amendment?? Hold on to you hats we are approaching the rapids!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: fobo, 11/29/2013 8:40:19 AM     (No. 9633366)

Zimmerman is a bit fast and loose with the facts. It takes much more than a Republican (or Democratic) majority in Congress to pass a Constitutional amendment. It also takes 3/4 of the states. That isn´t petty vindictiveness; it´s strong will of the people and it ain´t gonna happen for O.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Sandbar, 11/29/2013 8:52:58 AM     (No. 9633378)

#5, Obamacare was passed without a single republican vote. This is not true of the 22nd amendment. The 22nd amendment was also ratified by 3/4 of the then 48 states.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 11/29/2013 8:59:35 AM     (No. 9633386)

Don´t you just love it when libtards invoke Reagan when the think it will advance their agenda? But if Reagan were in office today, this clown Zimmerman would be dead set against changing the rules to allow The Gripper a third term. He´s too obviously an Odumbdumb sycophant who needs to take the Lewinski kneepads off.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: rambo77, 11/29/2013 9:33:36 AM     (No. 9633425)

That´s a great idea but I´d add one event to make it really work. Beginning the third term, each Labor Day Weekend we hold a referendum election. If he wins, he stays another year, if he looses, he goes home.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: JimS, 11/29/2013 9:37:00 AM     (No. 9633427)

I wholeheartedly agree with deep-thinking Jonathan Zimmerman.
Not only should they end presidential term limits, but they should end Secret Service protection details. That way we will have a "flexible" presidential term. Instead of 4 years, it might only last about 11 months. (i.e., Jan 2013-Dec 2013)
We can watch "Presidential Survivor" reality TV shows.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: dwillyc, 11/29/2013 9:38:47 AM     (No. 9633429)

The Confederate constitution allowed for only a single 6 year term to the presidency.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: msjena, 11/29/2013 9:46:42 AM     (No. 9633435)

He suggests that term limits were a Republcan-only limit on democracy but fails to acknowledge that 3/4 of the states had to approve. And if Obama´s policies were popular, he´d have plenty of Democrat support.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: bugboy, 11/29/2013 9:48:29 AM     (No. 9633438)

Ending them would be a bad idea.

Many wanted Clinton to have a 3rd term. There are only 2 ways that Obama will ever get a 3rd term.

Constitutional Amendment, highly unlikely because it takes ? rds vote of, not only the legislators but, the states.

Martial law, with the amount of ammunition the government is buying and the amount of military hardware being given to local law enforcement gives one pause and makes on wonder.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: hotcorner, 11/29/2013 9:50:50 AM     (No. 9633441)

The second term allows for a "leader" to act as "statesman" and offer proposals for the good of the country, not party or socialism.

Frankly, we need term limits for everyone (Congress,etc.). The original method of electing US Senators by State legislatures was best. There are enough qualified "citizens" who would take one term, do the right things and run rings around the "careerists" around the country.

One 5 year presidential term is enough.

The guy who wrote this needs a shrink.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: clayusmcret, 11/29/2013 10:19:04 AM     (No. 9633456)

Chavez and now Maduro didn´t just wake up one day to to the sweeping presidential powers of ruling by decree. Lackeys, minions and political pawns first had to lay the foundation for overturning constitutional law. Zimmerman joins the obama team in laying the foundation for his declaration of ruler.

But Zimmerman´s weren´t the first actions taken this month to do this. Harry Reid´s overturning filibuster rules, which set the stage to allow brute majority vote to overturn rule of law, was the more important act to go unchallenged by the judiciary. Of course, this was led by obama himself simply changing parts of the obamacare law he found "inconvenient" to his popularity.

Folks, when people snickered because the tea party started comparing obama to a dictator, they shouldn´t have. There are simply steps which must occur first, and they may be underway.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: MattMusson, 11/29/2013 10:30:58 AM     (No. 9633473)

The Democrats have already shown they are happy use the Executive Branch as a WEAPON AGAINST FAIR ELECTIONS!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 11/29/2013 10:32:20 AM     (No. 9633475)

Zimmerman? Isn´t that a white Hispanic name?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 11/29/2013 10:32:41 AM     (No. 9633476)

Boy, they don´t waste any time. No, no, and no. Term limits for everybody in government, federal and state. Two terms and you are out. No salary and perks either. Then you can really call it "service". No special pensions, no special health insurance - nothing. Ah, and no special waivers for any laws they pass. Let´s see how many of this creatures will think twice about what they do.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: lonestarm3, 11/29/2013 10:33:59 AM     (No. 9633478)

The author of this article, Mr. Zimmerman, holds to the established progressive tradition of spinning at the slightest opportunity.

His example, "The first president to openly challenge the two-term tradition was Theodore Roosevelt, who ran for a third term as president in 1912 on the Bull Moose ticket."

A falsehood facilitated by an ignorant audience created by almost a century of revisionist history is still a falsehood.

There was never a "Bull Moose ticket" or a "Bull Moose party."

The term "Bull Moose" was a nickname by the MSM of the day, newspaper reporters, based on a comment by Theodore Roosevelt, "I am as stubborn as an old bull moose."

Todays MSM, like leftist history professors and historians, push the "Bull Moose ticket/party" meme to avoid using the real name of Teddy Roosevelt´s party for the 1912 election. The actual name of the party, under which he ran and was listed on the ballots of the time was "The Progressive Party."

It was no coincidence that Barrack Obama chose to launch his run for a second term in 2011 at the exact same location, Osawatomie, Kansas, where Teddy Roosevelt made the "coming out announcement" of the progressive movement with his "The New Nationalism" speech in 1910.

Liberal democrats and "establishment" republicans of today have the common cause of obscuring the real objective of progressivism - to free the federal government from the chains of the constitution which the founders intentionally forged for the purpose of keeping government in check and thereby preserving liberty.

Obama chose Osawatamie specifically to declare to the true faithful progressive base the public "coming out" of his modern progressive socialist agenda.



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Reply 35 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 11/29/2013 10:35:18 AM     (No. 9633480)

They will never get enough states to ratify, nor will it ever pass the house.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: pickle1, 11/29/2013 10:55:40 AM     (No. 9633499)

I see Hillary and Bill lurking.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: clw54, 11/29/2013 11:03:53 AM     (No. 9633504)

Agree or disagree, Mr. Zimmerman is standing on principle. He also wrote an article calling for ending term limits in 2006, when Bush was president.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: mindyourbubble, 11/29/2013 11:06:18 AM     (No. 9633506)

FTA: In fact George Washington opposed [Term Limits] them... as precluding ourselves from the services of any MAN when, in some great emergency shall be deemed universally most CAPABLE for service to the public."

1. Clearly we now have a bald faced liar for a POTUS. Honor and truth does not seem to be one of his attributes. Only the political imperative, self-aggrandizement, cronyism, and destruction of the founding fathers principles.

2. In Washington´s time (IWT), there were virtually no bureaucrats, excessive penalizing regulations nor a government system of "spying" on its citizens, nor support for anti Judaic-Christian behaviors.

3. IWT Representatives were picked by the people and Senators were selected by their states legislatures which essentially said "Senator, you do what and vote for what your state legislature approves you to do. i.e. DO WHAT THE PEOPLE TELL YOU TO DO!!!.

4. In IWT, communications took days or weeks. Not like today´s micro seconds! Congressmen and Senators did not live or work everyday in D.C. They lived at home. When there was need, their travel times to D.C./The Hill didn´t take minutes or hours, it took days and weeks in some cases.

5. IWT most laws were written on a few pages not thousands of pages. No one said, "In order to find out what is in the law, you have to pass it first" as a recent SOH stated.

Enough. I can´t repeat almost 250 years of what the 3 branches of the U.S. government´s
history here. I have only lived through 75 years as being aware of and learning of our country´s history and through 13 POTUS. The first 6 years I was too young and was learning family Christian values, truth, and proper civil behavior.


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Reply 39 - Posted by: JediJerry, 11/29/2013 11:12:15 AM     (No. 9633511)

The next big thing I see coming is Dear Leader issuing yet another executive order ending presidential term limits and cancelling prez elections until further notice.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: blizzard, 11/29/2013 11:15:54 AM     (No. 9633514)

Wrong, there should be term limits on every politician, and every judge.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: STLstudent, 11/29/2013 12:18:03 PM     (No. 9633568)

Read the article. This author lacks a clear vision of reality.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K, 11/29/2013 12:24:54 PM     (No. 9633575)

Over the years my thinking on term limits has come around 180 degrees and I think term limits are a very good idea. We need term limits for Senators and Representatives and also Justices on the Supreme Court. I think 12 years for these positions would work out just fine.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Philly_Patriot, 11/29/2013 12:25:50 PM     (No. 9633576)

Just what the US needs!

Another Totalitarian Dictator ........ President for Life.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: bobn.t, 11/29/2013 12:32:32 PM     (No. 9633581)

Might we need another civil war to end oppression? Clear thinking people will not allow this to happen.
The electoral college is what protects the less populated states from a dictator and large urban libnuts.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Hermoine, 11/29/2013 12:42:51 PM     (No. 9633584)

Good luck with that Mr. Zimmerman...you need 3/4 states to ratify and 2/3 of the Senate. Ain´t gonna happen, even in your most liberal of wet dreams.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Hadjipoo, 11/29/2013 4:37:12 PM     (No. 9633806)

"Obey"?!?!??? Interesting choice of words. What happened to checks and balances?? I already don´t respect him.

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Hillary Clinton´s upcoming memoir, which is expected to look back at her time as secretary of State, now has a name: Hard Choices. Which is an okay title! She no doubt had to make some tough decisions while at State, and has at least one big decision to make coming up in the next year or so. But the former Cabinet member and possible future presidential candidate may have been better served by a different title—like, say, Tough Decisions. Because Hard Choices has already been used. By another former secretary of State. In 1983, Cyrus Vance, who served as secretary of State

The United States of SWAT?
National Review Online, by John Fund    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 11:48:33 AM     Post Reply
Regardless of how people feel about Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s standoff with the federal Bureau of Land Management over his cattle’s grazing rights, a lot of Americans were surprised to see TV images of an armed-to-the-teeth paramilitary wing of the BLM deployed around Bundy’s ranch. They shouldn’t have been. Dozens of federal agencies now have Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams to further an expanding definition of their missions. It’s not controversial that the Secret Service and the Bureau of Prisons have them. But what about the Department of Agriculture, the Railroad Retirement Board, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Office of

Hillary Book to Be
Called ´Hard Choices´
Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 11:46:43 AM     Post Reply
"HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON’S INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE CRISES, CHOICES, AND CHALLENGES SHE FACED DURING HER FOUR YEARS AS AMERICA’S 67TH SECRETARY OF STATE, AND HOW THOSE EXPERIENCES DRIVE HER VIEW OF THE FUTURE," reads a description of the book by the publisher. “All of us face hard choices in our lives,” Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the center of world events. “Life is about making these choices, and how we handle them shapes the people we become.” In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New

‘Patriot Party’ gathers at Bundy’s Nevada
ranch, Reid deems them ‘domestic terrorists’
Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 11:44:47 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy “domestic terrorists” Thursday, turning up the rhetorical heat on the already tense situation at the Nevada cattle operation. “Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not. They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,” Mr. Reid in remarks at a luncheon, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which sponsored the event. “… I repeat: What went on up there was domestic terrorism.” The Nevada Democrat was referring to the hundreds of Bundy backers — some armed, some from out of state — who congregated at the ranch last week in



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Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
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Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
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The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
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Pelosi assists in Holy Week
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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
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To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
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Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
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Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 7:03:28 PM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
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New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
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The Clintons had a busy night of celebrations after Chelsea announced she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a baby. Bill joined “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at the Revlon Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall Thursday, joking of Spacey’s Machiavellian character, “When I was president people accused me of murder all the time, made a show of investigating. Spacey’s president for 15 minutes and he gets away with murder.” Spacey, who sang during the event with Sting, Stephen Stills and James Taylor, also showed off his Johnny Carson impression, taking a swipe at the coverage of Flight


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