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Trump Calls For Congressional Term Limits

Politico reports: President Donald Trump voiced his support on Monday for instituting congressional term limits, renewing calls for a proposal he made a staple of his campaign pledge to “drain the swamp” in Washington. It was not immediately clear whether the measure indeed had the backing of several freshmen lawmakers, as the president stated, with conflicting reports emerging about the ...

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Lieberman Calls For Senate Term Limits

Now that he’s in the final days of his 24-year run, Sen. Joe Lieberman says it’s time to considering term limits for his soon-to-be old job. “My position on this has changed,” Lieberman said of term limits in an interview with a local television station that aired Sunday. “I’ve always felt that there are term limits for senators — it’s ...

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Alec Baldwin Slams NYC Speaker Christine Quinn: She Has Blood On Her Hands

Last night Alec Baldwin appeared on CNN to tell Piers Morgan that openly lesbian NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn is “untrustworthy” and “self-seeking.” Baldwin, who says he is not running for mayor, added that Quinn “has blood on her hands” for her role in Mayor Bloomberg’s successful bid for a third term despite two earlier voter referendums that had limited ...

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Michael Bloomberg: Now That I’ve Had Three Terms, Let’s Go Back To Two Only

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that it’s time to go back to the old two-term limit. In 2008 Bloomberg backed changing the law which enabled his current third term. The New York Times blasts: It was the latest installment in the story of Mr. Bloomberg’s ever-evolving relationship with term limits. An outspoken supporter of two terms, he once called Council ...

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Bloomberg Heckled Over Term Limits

Overlooked at last week’s debate with City Comptroller Bill Thompson was this little interruption when NYC character Rev. Billy heckled Bloomberg from the audience over term limits.

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NYC Council Approves Term Limits Repeal

Late yesterday afternoon the New York City Council voted to repeal term limits, all but guaranteeing a third mayoral term for Michael Bloomberg. After a spirited, emotional and at times raucous debate, the New York City Council voted, 29 to 22, on Thursday afternoon to extend term limits, allowing Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to seek re-election next year and undoing ...

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Quinn Flip-Flops On Term Limits

Christin Quinn, December 2007: “I am today taking a firm and final position. I will not support the repeal or change of term limits through any mechanism, and I will oppose aggressively any attempt by anyone to make any changes in the term limits law. The voters have made their will very, very clear.” Christine Quinn, October 2008: “In difficult ...

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Billionaires For Bloomberg

More backlash for Bloomie’s third term attempt.

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Term Limits Repeal Backlash

While a small majority of New Yorkers support the idea of a third mayoral term for Michael Bloomberg, a near equal number, 58%, don’t want the same deal for city council members. That may present a challenge to Bloomberg if those who want the issue put to a ballot measure get their way. It would be the third time Gothamites ...

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Bloomberg’s Third Term Now More Likely

Billionaire cosmetics king Ronald Lauder, the guy who in 1993 funded the successful push for term limits for all of Gotham’s elected officials, has done an about face and is now backing the movement to allow Michael Bloomberg a third term as mayor. “I’ve been reading that Mayor Bloomberg might be interested in serving a third term,” the cosmetics heir ...

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A Third Term For Bloomberg?

As Michael Bloomberg heads towards his final year as Gotham’s mayor, speculation is growing that that an effort to rescind mayoral term limits may be launched. According to the NY Post, major big business players are quietly supporting a movement for a third term for Bloomberg. The two-term limit can be lifted by a charter referendum, by state legislation, or ...

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