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  • Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin step down from parent company

    12/03/2019 2:33:59 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 03 2019 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin announced Tuesday they will be stepping down from the leadership of the search giant's parent company, Alphabet. Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who previously had been a member of the Alphabet board of directors, will head both companies moving forward. "With Alphabet now well-established, and Google and the Other Bets operating effectively as independent companies, it’s the natural time to simplify our management structure," Page and Brin wrote in a blog post. "We’ve never been ones to hold on to management roles when we think there’s a better way to run the company," they...
  • Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev announces resignation

    03/19/2019 7:56:06 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 14 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | March 19, 2019
    Nursultan Nazarbayev announces shock resignation in televised address, hands over power to speaker of upper house. Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has abruptly announced his resignation, 29 years after taking office. In a televised address on Tuesday, the 78-year-old said he has taken the "difficult" decision to terminate his authority as president, but did not give a specific reason for the shock decision. "I have decided to end my duties as president," Nazarbayev said, before signing a decree terminating his powers from March 30. "This year I will have held the highest post for 30 years," he said. "As the founder...
  • Subordinate Sex Is Bad and So Is Revenge Porn

    11/04/2019 8:56:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 1, 2019 | Nicole Russell
    Freshman Rep. Katie Hill resigned Thursday in the wake of multiple controversies, including engaging in at least one sexual relationship with a campaign staff member. Conservative website Red State published intimate photos of the California Democrat on Oct. 18 after they were leaked to the site, sparking a debate about inappropriate relationships and “revenge porn.” Hill should not have engaged in a relationship with a subordinate while holding public office, and thus should shoulder the blame for that choice. Nonetheless, there’s little the public can do about her personal choices other than to call for her resignation. There may be...
  • Illinois senator resigns from transportation role amid fed's construction fraud investigation

    10/18/2019 12:30:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Construction DIVE ^ | October 14, 2019 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval has resigned from his position as chair of the State Senate's Transportation Committee amid a federal fraud and corruption investigation related to state construction work, the Associated Press reported. The Democratic senator is still listed as a member of the committee, however, as of Oct. 15. The move came after the details of a federal search warrant revealed that the FBI last month combed Sandoval's offices and home for information related to architect Cesar Santoy; Santoy's architecture firm, Studio ARQ; red-light camera program company SafeSpeed; lobbyists; construction companies; and employees of the Illinois...
  • BREAKING: Energy Secretary Rick Perry To Resign

    10/17/2019 8:16:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/17/2019 | Bronson Stocking
    President Trump said Rick Perry will be departing "at the end of the year," and said the secretary of energy has done a "fantastic job." The president also said the administration will be announcing Perry's replacement soon. The president suggested Perry had a hand in picking his replacement and said it will likely be a "he in this particular case." JUST IN: President Trump says Energy Sec. Rick Perry is "going at the end of the year." https://t.co/SvZxUjgAQb pic.twitter.com/FOO8MElVMp— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 17, 2019 The former Texas governor was in his home state Thursday when he reportedly told President...
  • Wire Fraud Charge Prompts MD Lawnaker Tawanna Gaines To Resign

    10/11/2019 9:25:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Bowie, MD Patch ^ | October 8, 2019 | Kristin Danley-Greiner
    PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD — Maryland state lawmaker Tawanna Gaines, a Democrat from Prince George's County, has abruptly resigned after being suspected of using money she raised for her reelection campaign for personal use. She submitted her resignation to House Speaker Adrienne Jones on Friday, Oct. 4. She now faces a federal wire fraud charge. Gaines, 67, has served in the Maryland House of Delegates since 2001 and, according to the AP, defrauded her campaign and its contributors of more than $22,000 from at least January 2015 through April 2018. "After much thought and consideration, I have decided to submit...
  • It's Not All About the Bidens: Why Trump Has Ukraine on the Brain

    10/07/2019 7:27:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    RealClearInvestigations ^ | OCTOBER 07, 2019 | Lee Smith, RealClearInvestigations
    In February 2017, the Washington Post’s Miller had the lead byline on a story based on leaks of Trump’s conversations with Australia’s prime minister and Mexico’s president. Six months later, the Post published the entire transcripts of both conversations in another Miller story. It was through such national security correspondents that anti-Trump sources -- intelligence officials -- pushed leaks of classified information and other tidbits intended to damage Trump into the media. There it merged with other anti-Trump currents in nearly every corner of the press, where it blossomed into Russiagate. After a nearly two-year investigation, the special counsel found...
  • The Bolton hullabaloo is just silly: It's Not a Sign of Chaos, It Shows a Nimble Administration

    09/11/2019 8:39:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/11/2019 | Monica Showalter
    The press is going bonkers over the exit of President Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton. "Trump unplugged," the New York Times blared, arguing that Trump was going to be his own national security adviser, and now things will get really crazy because the NSC job will no longer be important. No, nothing's gonna change, the New York Post argued, quite possibly closer to the truth.Trump's new national security adviser will be his fourth, a CNN kicker read. Chaos, argued Axios.And don't even get into the he-said, she-said of whether Trump fired him or whether Bolton resigned.  The media are trying to pick...
  • FIREWORKS! Bolton Hits Back – Accuses President Trump of Lying, ‘Let’s Be Clear, I Resigned!’

    09/10/2019 9:50:04 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 75 replies
    GP ^ | 09/10/2019 | Cristina Laila
    President Trump fired John Bolton as National Security Advisor Monday evening and made the announcement Tuesday on Twitter. “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week,” Trump said in a pair of tweets Tuesday. A few minutes later, John Bolton fired off a...
  • GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson to resign at end of year

    08/28/2019 8:00:41 AM PDT · by robowombat · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/28/19 10:41 AM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY
    GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson to resign at end of year BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 08/28/19 10:41 AM EDT GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson to resign at end of year GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson (Ga.) announced Wednesday that he will step down from the Senate at the end of the year, citing health issues. "After much prayer and consultation with my family and my doctors, I have made the very tough decision to leave the U.S. Senate at the end of this year. I have informed Georgia Governor Brian Kemp today that I will resign my Senate seat effective December 31, 2019,"...
  • Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne resigns following ‘deep state’ comments, stock rises

    08/22/2019 10:16:38 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 30 replies
    cnbc ^ | 8/22/19 | Annie Palmer
    Overstock CEO Partick Byrne resigned from the e-commerce company Thursday after making controversial comments about his role in the “deep state.” Shares of Overstock popped as much as 17% after being halted for the news. Shares were up about 9% in the afternoon. “In July I came forward to a small set of journalists regarding my involvement in certain government matters. Doing so was not my first choice, but I was reminded of the damage done to our nation for three years and felt my duty as a citizen precluded me from staying silent any longer,” Byrne said in a...
  • Trump Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigns amid pressure from Jeffrey Epstein sex traffic case

    07/12/2019 6:48:11 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 104 replies
    cnbc ^ | 7/12/2-19 | Kevin Breuninger Valerie BLock
    Labor Secretary Alex Acosta said Friday he will resign amid controversy over the way he handled a sex crimes case against wealthy businessman Jeffrey Epstein a decade ago when he was U.S. attorney for southern Florida.
  • No, Nixon was never officially impeached. He resigned first

    06/18/2019 10:36:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    politifact ^ | 06/13/2019 | Bill McCarthy
    Former President Richard Nixon is making a comeback, this time as congressional Democrats mull impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Just this week, the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report from Nixon’s former White House counsel, John Dean, a key witness in the Watergate scandal. What’s often forgotten about Nixon is that, while he’s the only U.S. president to resign from office, he was never actually impeached. The latest public figure to bobble this fact was Jimmy Kimmel, host of ABC’s late-night show, "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Kimmel’s comment came during the June 6 episode...
  • Report: Joe Manchin Thinking About Leaving The Senate Before His Term Ends

    06/13/2019 1:51:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/13/2019 | John Sexton
    The Hill is reporting that Joe Manchin of West Virginia is fed up with nothing getting done in the Senate and is thinking seriously about leaving to run for Governor. Multiple sources indicate this is an ongoing frustration that peaked last month: Manchin’s patience reached a breaking point shortly before the Memorial Day recess, when the Senate finally finished debating a disaster relief bill that many lawmakers thought should have passed weeks earlier.A Democratic senator who requested anonymity recalled Manchin getting thoroughly fed up and threatening to retire before the end of the 116th Congress.“He said, ‘I’m out of...
  • Theresa May RESIGNS and finally admits defeat after Brexit shambles insisting ‘I’ve done my best’

    05/24/2019 7:53:14 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 84 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 24th May 2019 | Hugo Gye and Natasha Clark
    TEARFUL Theresa May today finally admitted her time was up and quit as Prime Minister insisting: "I've done my best". The PM was forced to resign after she failed to deliver Brexit and lost the support of her own MPs - but will continue in office as a lame duck until July. Shortly after meeting Tory "executioner" Sir Graham Brady, she addressed the nation in the spring sunshine of Downing Street - watched by adoring husband Philip - and admitted her time is up. The PM confessed she now has no chance of ever getting her Brexit deal through Parliament...
  • Theresa May announces her resignation

    05/24/2019 3:06:47 AM PDT · by Cronos · 49 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 24 May 2019 | Heather Stewart
    Prime minister to leave on 7 June, drawing three-year tenure to a close Theresa May has bowed to intense pressure from her own party and named 7 June as the day she will step aside as Conservative leader, drawing her turbulent three-year premiership to a close. Speaking in Downing Street, May said it had been “the honour of my life” to serve as Britain’s second female prime minister. Her voice breaking, she said she would leave “with no ill will, but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love”. The prime minister...
  • UK PM Theresa May announces resignation amid fury over Brexit handling

    05/24/2019 5:45:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Fox ^ | 05/24/2109
    May’s announcement came the morning after Brits went to the polls to vote in the European Parliament elections, with Britain only participating due to its departure from the E.U. being delayed until October. Full results are not expected for days but polls suggested her Conservative Party were expected to be punished severely for the government’s handling of Brexit, with polls suggesting the Tories could receive just single-digit support. A YouGov poll for The Times of London published Wednesday found that the Tories would come in fifth place, with just 7% of the vote, while the newly-formed Brexit Party was predicted...
  • Baltimore city solicitor writes draft resignation letter for Mayor Pugh, gives it to her attorney

    05/02/2019 2:17:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Baltimore City Solicitor Andre Davis drafted a resignation letter for Mayor Catherine Pugh and gave it Wednesday to her attorney, as city residents await her decision about whether to step down in the face of federal and state investigations. Her lawyer, Steven Silverman, is expected to hold a news conference Thursday afternoon at his downtown office. In a quick, curbside exchange outside City Hall, Davis gave a manila folder to Silverman about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday. Slightly more than an hour later, Silverman arrived at the Democratic mayor’s house in the city’s Ashburton neighborhood.
  • Del. Boyce Resigns from Black Caucus as Controversy Mounts Over Speaker Vote

    04/29/2019 7:10:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Maryland Matters ^ | April 29, 2019 | Bruce DePuyt
    A member of the Legislative Black Caucus from Baltimore City has resigned from the group over remarks purportedly made by the caucus’ leader. Her decision comes just days before the House of Delegates votes on a new speaker, amid signs that a leading candidate — a member of the caucus from Prince George’s County — may be preparing to align himself with Republican legislators in order to win the position. That decision has frayed relations within the 98-member Democratic caucus – which includes 45 members of the black caucus. The LBC is scheduled to meet Monday afternoon in Annapolis –...
  • Md. Chief Of Toll Operations Abruptly Resigns

    04/20/2019 5:16:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    WJZ 13 CBS Baltimore ^ | April 18, 2019 | Associated Press
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The head of the Maryland Transportation Authority has abruptly resigned. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that no reason for his departure was publicly released. Kevin C. Reigrut oversaw the state’s eight toll facilities. He led the 1,700-employee agency since January 2017.