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Ted Cruz and Ron DeSantis officially propose term limits amendment

Ted Cruz and Ron DeSantis officially propose term limits amendment

Aiming to reform Capitol Hill, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla) officially filed an amendment on Tuesday to impose term limits on Congress. Cruz made the annoucement on Facebook, saying: “With control of a decisive majority of the states, the House of Representatives, and the Senate, we have a responsibility to answer the voters’ call-to-action. We must deliver.” The two had previously promised to introduce the measure this year in a Washington Post op-ed.

“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,” he added in a statement. “It is well past time to put an end to the cronyism and deceit that has transformed Washington into a graveyard of good intentions.”

The proposed constitutional amendment specifies that senators could only serve two six-year terms, while House representatives would be allowed two three-year terms. It also states that the term limits would not begin until the bill becomes law, so the clock for current lawmakers wouldn’t start until reelection.

The proposal already has support from Republican Sens. Mike Lee (Utah), Deb Fischer (Neb.), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Thom Tillis (N.C.) and David Perdue (Ga.). 

Democratic leadership has been reluctant in the past to support term limits, but in recent years there has been a growing number of Democrats showing public support for the idea. Democratic Sens. Mike Thompson (California) and Ron Kind (Wis.) both spoke out in favor of the idea in 2015. “

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WATCH: Lindsey Graham Russian Hacking Didn't Affect The Outcome Of The Election

WATCH: Lindsey Graham Russian Hacking Didn't Affect The Outcome Of The Election

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Top Clinton ally: Hillary will never run for office again

Top Clinton ally: Hillary will never run for office again

Hillary Clinton confidante Neera Tanden doesn't expect the former Democratic presidential nominee to ever seek office again after her stunning defeat to President-elect Donald Trump.

"I don't expect her to ever run for any elected office again," the president of the Center for American Progress said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."

Tanden was responding to reports that Clinton is considering running for mayor of New York City.

The New York Daily News reported that top Democrats are pressuring the former secretary of state to get back in the game by running for Mayor Bill de Blasio's seat.

Read more from the Washington Examiner.

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VIDEO: Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Replacement Will Refer to Illegals as 'Guests!'

VIDEO: Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Replacement Will Refer to Illegals as 'Guests!'

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Colin Kaepernick’s Teammates Give Him an Award for Courage

Colin Kaepernick’s Teammates Give Him an Award for Courage

he San Francisco 49ers announced on Friday that the team has voted to give Colin Kaepernick the Len Eshmont Award, a prize given to the player who “best exemplifies the inspirational and courageous play of Len Eshmont—a Navy vet—an original member of the 1946 49ers team.”

 

This award does not get a great deal of publicity, but it is a big deal in 49ers land and the decision to award Kaepernick—who spent the year using the field as a staging ground to protest racism—speaks volumes. As Kaepernick said after the game:

“I think the thing, to me, that stood out was it was my teammates that voted on it. That really means a lot to me. I can’t express how grateful I am to have teammates like I did this year. They stood behind me regardless of any situation that went on, had a lot of great conversations in the locker room and I think even today in a situation where we have a lot of injuries, a lot of players that are new stepping on the field, we went out, we fought together and we stayed together to the very end and gave everything we had for each other. So, to me, that’s what stood out to me was that it was from my teammates and it really means a lot.”

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