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  • New Hampshire teacher resigns rather than 'unfriend' students on Facebook

    04/10/2014 6:17:42 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 61 replies
    upi ^ | April 9, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    CLAREMONT, N.H.,A 79-year-old substitute teacher chose to resign from teaching after a very unfriendly dispute with school administrators in Claremont, N.H. Carol Thebarge opted to give up her job after 35 year instead of “unfriending” her students on Facebook. "Do we have the right as teachers, when we respect our students and our students respect us, to have that relationship?" Thebarge told WMUR. "I feel like mine is very safe. I have never been inappropriate." School administrators at Stevens High School told Thebarge that her account was a potential safety concern, especially after another teacher was let go after being...
  • ‘NewsOne Now’ Panel: Has the LGBT Lobby Gone Too Far?

    04/09/2014 11:30:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Newsone ^ | Apr 7, 2014
    Just ten days after becoming CEO of web company Mozilla, Brendan Eich resigned after drawing the ire of LGBT advocates. In 2008, Eich donated money to the Proposition 8 campaign, an effort around legislation to make same-sex marriage illegal in California. When he was announced as the new Mozilla head, members of the LGBT community and even Mozilla employees expressed their dissatisfaction through social media and called for Eich’s resignation. Many have since spoken out against the backlash calling it unfair. On Monday’s “NewsOne Now,” Roland Martin was joined by a panel of guests to discuss the news, whether the...
  • Megachurch Pastor Bob Coy of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale Resigns Over 'Moral Failing'

    04/08/2014 8:16:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/08/2014 | BY LEONARDO BLAIR
    In a stunning revelation Sunday senior officials of the Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, one of the largest and fastest growing churches in the United States, announced that their popular founding pastor Bob Coy, 58, has resigned after "confessing to a moral failing." An official statement on the resignation from the Florida church revealed that Coy confessed his failing to the church's leadership team last Thursday and resigned immediately after that. "On April 3, 2014, Bob Coy resigned as senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, effective immediately, after confessing to a moral failing in his life which disqualifies him from...
  • World Vision Board Member Resigns Over Gay Uproar

    04/03/2014 12:58:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    AP ^ | April 3, 2014 | Staff
    World Vision board member has resigned in protest after the Christian aid group quickly reversed its decision to hire employees in same-sex marriages. Jacquelline Fuller, director of corporate giving for Google Inc., said in an email Wednesday to The Associated Press that she remains a "huge fan" of the group's work on behalf of the poor, but she resigned Friday "as I disagreed with the decision to exclude gay employees who marry."
  • Rhode Island speaker to step down after FBI raids

    03/22/2014 8:23:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 22, 2014 8:54 PM EDT | Erika Niedowski and Michelle R. Smith
    Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox is resigning from his leadership post and will not run for re-election, he said Saturday, a day after federal and state authorities raided his Statehouse office and home as part of a criminal investigation that they would not detail. “Because of the respect I have for all members of the House of Representatives, I am resigning as Speaker,” Fox said in a written statement emailed to reporters. “The process of governing must continue and the transition of leadership must be conducted in an orderly manner.” The 52-year-old Providence Democrat, who became the nation’s first...
  • Reset: U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul Announces Resignation

    02/04/2014 7:47:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 4, 2014 - 10:06 am | Kim Zigfeld
    In November of 2013, Russian media reported that U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul would soon resign; McFaul emphatically denied he was going anywhere. Yet today, he announced his resignation. Izvestia and Gazeta.ru reported the news back in November. […] McFaul is the chief architect of Obama’s “reset” policy with Russia, a policy that diagnosed Vladimir Putin not as a dangerous foe of the U.S. but as a misunderstood statesman who had been alienated by Republican policies inspired by Ronald Reagan. In practice, “reset” was McFaul’s euphemism for appeasement. The results of this policy were completely predictable: sensing weakness, Putin...
  • US Rep. Rob Andrews of NJ resigning after 23 years

    02/04/2014 2:38:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2014 4:12 PM EST | Geoff Mulvihill
    U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews announced Tuesday that he is resigning from Congress after more than 23 years, a decision that could short-circuit a House Ethics Committee inquiry into whether the New Jersey Democrat used campaign donations for personal purposes. Andrews, who previously aspired to higher office, said the inquiry was not a factor is his resignation, which is effective Feb. 18. He is taking a job running the governmental affairs unit of a Philadelphia law firm where his wife has worked. …
  • Director of Oregon’s Obamacare Exchange (Rodney King) Resigns

    01/03/2014 4:26:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/03/13 | Andrew Johnson
    For the second time in as many weeks, an official associated with Cover Oregon, the state’s troubled health-care exchange, has resigned. Executive director Rodney King submitted his resignation earlier this week after a month of medical leave In his letter, King explained that stepping down was “not an easy decision,” but cited the uncertainty of his health as his main reason. His resignation will go into effect in March when his medical leave ends.
  • Citizens of Iceland Overthrow Government Over Bank Fraud

    12/11/2013 9:01:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | December 10, 2013 | Michael Minkoff
    Consider a country where banking interests balloon debt by lending to people who cannot possibly pay back their loans. These toxic assets then threaten to destroy the national economy. Banking interests plead with the civil government to rescue them for the sake of the economy. The civil government bails them out with taxpayer money. Sound familiar? Well, that’s where the similarities end between the banking crisis in Iceland which began in 2008, and the banking crisis that occurred in the States a year earlier.Taxpayers in Iceland didn’t just sit back and allow the bail out. They thronged the streets banging...
  • Martin Bashir Resigns From MSNBC

    12/04/2013 11:44:38 AM PST · by seanmerc · 246 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 4 Dec 13 | Tommy Christopher
    Just over two weeks ago, MSNBC host Martin Bashir delivered a harsh piece of commentary that culminated in the suggestion that someone should “s-h-i-t” in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin‘s (R-AK) mouth. Bashir offered an abject apology on his next broadcast, but a chorus of critics continued to demand action against the host. After a reported “vacation” for the host earlier this week, Bashir announced, Wednesday afternoon, that MSNBC and Martin Bashir are parting ways.
  • We could have a 'revolution' without firing a shot! Why do we ask so little?

    10/06/2013 4:20:07 PM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 19 replies
    None | JUST ME
    Think about it. The POWER OF THE PURSE is a great thing to have. So, why is the US House being such wimps. The debt ceiling is a huge source of power. So, why ask SO LITTLE? If the GOP were to hold firm and we backed them up, we could ask for something more: We could ask for Obama and Biden to resign as our SOLE demand in exchange for raising the debt limit. If Obama stays, the debt limit stays where it is until he leaves office. Period. Obama and Biden would have little choice but to cave....
  • Uncle Sam Sucker Punched By Lois Lerner

    09/26/2013 6:16:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2013 | Bob Barr
    On February 28, 1993, 76 agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) arrived at the Branch Davidian compound just outside Waco, Texas. By the time they left on April 19th, more than six dozen men, women and children (including several infants) were dead; many burned alive in an inferno that destroyed the compound during the federal government’s final, massive assault on the flimsy structure. Despite then-Attorney General Janet Reno publicly accepting “responsibility” for the catastrophe, no agent or employee of the federal government was ever held accountable. I know; I participated in the lengthy 1995 congressional oversight...
  • Community organizer, elected president in 2008, Retires

    09/09/2013 12:33:43 PM PDT · by Red Statements · 3 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 09/09/2013 | Steven H Ahle
    <p>He was born of a mixed race parentage, who graduated from Columbia University, and worked as a community organizer, before being elected president. He has now announced his resignation.</p>
  • FILNER RESIGNS, EXIT DEAL OK'D

    08/23/2013 5:51:58 PM PDT · by BAW · 67 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | August 23, 2013 | Craig Gustafson
    Bob Filner announced his resignation Friday as San Diego’s 35th mayor following a tumultuous six weeks in which lurid allegations of repeated sexual misconduct against women crippled his ability to lead and turned him into a subject of national ridicule. Filner will to step down on Aug. 30 as part of a deal approved Friday afternoon by the City Council on a 7-0 vote in closed session that limits his legal and financial exposure stemming from a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former aide. In a dramatic appearance before the council, Filner was both apologetic yet defiant, lashing out...
  • Report: San Diego Mayor Filner to resign

    08/22/2013 10:12:51 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    Report: San Diego Mayor Filner to resign By Blake Neff - 08/22/13 12:38 PM ET San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will resign, according to a local television station. Filner, who has been accused of sexual harassment and improper sexual advances by 17 women, has been in mediation talks on his future. ABC 10 News in San Diego reported the former congressman had reached a deal in which he will leave office. Filner has been under enormous pressure to resign in California and in Washington, where many of his former colleagues have torched him with criticism. The mayor faces the possibility...
  • Democratic Rep. Polis (CO) Would Be ‘Very Happy’ If Eric Holder Resigns

    08/16/2013 4:02:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    US News ^ | August 15, 2013 | Steven Nelson
    Rep. Jared Polis, a progressive Democrat representing Boulder, Colo., has had enough of Attorney General Eric Holder and would be pleased if he resigned. … Polis offered four major reasons he has lost confidence in Holder, including: the Justice Department’s pursuit of reporters during leak investigations; Holder’s non-committal to respecting state marijuana legalization laws; his apparent approval of NSA surveillance; and the “abuse of prosecutorial discretion” by federal prosecutors. … Polis also specifically mentioned the prosecution of Aaron Swartz, the Reddit co-founder who committed suicide as federal prosecutors pursued severe charges after he downloaded research from the Massachusetts Institute of...
  • Homeland Security chief set to resign: source

    07/12/2013 7:12:28 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 158 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | July 12, 2013
    <p>Janet Napolitano to resign as Homeland Security Secretary on Friday. Developing ...</p>
  • Janet Napolitano to resign Homeland Security post

    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who has led the embattled agency for the entirety of President Obama’s administration, said Friday she is resigning to run the University of California system. Ms. Napolitano, who had been governor of Arizona before being tapped to lead the agency, leaves with a trail of successes, but also has become a lightning rod in the immigration debate which is now raging on Capitol Hill. Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/12/janet-napolitano-quits-homeland-security-post/#ixzz2YqRSTW7e Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Pope accepts resignation of Maronite Bishop Shaheen

    07/11/2013 9:35:14 AM PDT · by rwa265 · 4 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | July 10, 2013 | Tim Townsend
    Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert Shaheen, 76, leader of the Maronite Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon, headquartered just south of downtown St. Louis, in a pastoral center next to St. Raymond's Maronite Catholic Parish. Canon law requires bishops to submit their resignations at age 75. The pope named the Rev. Abdallah Zaidan, 50, rector of Our Lady of Mt. Lebanon-St. Peter Maronite Cathedral in Los Angeles, to succeed Shaheen. The Maronite Catholic Church, an ancient Eastern Rite branch of Catholicism, is based in Lebanon. St. Raymond's is the seat of one of two eparchies, or dioceses,...
  • Barnes & Noble CEO Resigns

    07/08/2013 7:44:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/08/2013 | Steve Kovach
    Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch has resigned. His resignation is effective immediately. Michael Huseby will now be the CEO of NOOK Media and president of Barnes & Noble. Allen Lindstrom has been promoted and will serve as the company's new CFO. The news isn't a huge surprise. Barnes & Noble has largely failed to adapt to the growing tablet and e-reader market. And although its Android-based Nook tablets have received decent reviews, they haven't been selling very well. In May, Barnes & Noble made a quiet admission that its Nook tablets weren't selling as well as it had hoped...
  • Palestinian PM submits resignation after 2 weeks

    06/20/2013 7:17:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2013 10:05 AM EDT
    The office of the new Palestinian prime minister says he has submitted his resignation after just two weeks on the job because of a conflict over authority, though it remains unclear whether he will actually step down. Former university dean Rami Hamdallah took office June 6 after being picked by President Mahmoud Abbas to replace internationally known Salam Fayyad. …
  • Deputy CIA Director Resigns

    06/12/2013 12:53:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 189 replies
    Chad Pergram ^ | 6/12/13 | Chad Pergram
    Chad Pergram ‏@ChadPergram 2m Deputy CIA Director Mike Morell resigns.
  • NYT: White House Wants Holder to Resign

    06/02/2013 2:11:14 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 184 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6/2/2013 | Audrey Hudson
    Presidential aides are privately admitting to a growing frustration inside the White House with Attorney General Eric Holder’s political ineptness in the press leak investigations and are hoping the embattled appointee will resign from office, The New York Times reports. “The White House is apoplectic about him, and has been for a long time,” said an anonymous Democrat source, identified only as a former government employee who acknowledged the White House staffers in question are his friends. President Barack Obama’s advisers are frustrated with Holder’s inability to foresee problems arising from his approval of a subpoena naming a Fox News...
  • Report: Kerry caused Fayyad's resignation

    05/19/2013 10:12:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/19/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    Haaretz's Barak Ravid reports that US Secretary of State John FN Kerry has given Israeli and 'Palestinian' negotiators something upon which they can agree. About one thing, thereÂ’s no disagreement between Jerusalem and Ramallah: Kerry has a lot of good intentions and a real sense of mission; he truly wants to make peace in the Middle East. But despite his good intentions, Kerry so far looks like a naive and ham-handed diplomat who has been acting like a bull in the china shop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Or as former Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan once put it, heÂ’s a good...
  • Three Orlando mega-church pastors resign after admitting to affairs

    05/07/2013 8:52:00 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 132 replies
    Sun-sentinel ^ | May 7, 2013 | Barbara HijekFloriDUH
    They were men of the cloth. But their cloth of preferance must have been silk -- as in lingerie. Lead Pastor David Loveless, who has been married for 33-years and was recognized as "one of the top 20 Christian leaders in the US to watch," has resigned from the Discovery Church in Orlando after admitting to having an affair, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Loveless is the third pastor of a major Orlando-area church to resign within the past six-months because of an affair.
  • Cyprus Finance Minister Resigns

    04/02/2013 11:33:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/02/2013 | Tyler Durden
    As per rumors first reported in the overnight summary article, the Cypriot finance minister has joined the other rats dumping the sinking island: CYPRUS FINANCE MINISTER SARRIS SAYS HE RESIGNSSARRIS SAYS RESIGNS DUE TO ONGOING INVESTIGATION IN CYPRUSSARRIS SAYS CYPRUS PRESIDENT ACCEPTED RESIGNATION Investigation? Did he also funnel cash into London ahead of Confiscation Day? But fear not, all shall be well, the now ex-finmin promises: SARRIS SAYS CAPITAL CONTROLS WILL BE EASED GRADUALLY Surely, if this great news doesn't send the S&P to new all time highs, nothing will.From Sigma Live:His resignation, submitted by the Minister of Finance...
  • Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll Resigns

    03/13/2013 6:59:42 AM PDT · by Guido2012 · 26 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | 3/13/13 | Tony Caruso
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lieutenant Gov. Jennifer Carroll has turned in her resignation to Gov. Rick Scott. The governor's office confirmed Carroll submitted her resignation Tuesday. Scott will hold a presser on the resignation this afternoon. Carroll was the first female elected as lieutenant governor in Florida and the first African-American elected statewide.
  • DHS official resigns after immigrants are freed

    02/27/2013 12:50:51 PM PST · by Perdogg · 114 replies
    The Associated Press has learned that the Homeland Security Department official in charge of the agency's immigration enforcement and removal operations has resigned after hundreds of illegal immigrants were released from jails because of government spending cuts.
  • Who Will Be the Next Pope? Bookmakers Place Their Bets

    02/11/2013 12:28:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    TIME ^ | 02/12/2013 | Glen Levy
    Just hours after Pope Benedict XVI‘s surprising Feb. 28 resignation, bookmakers have already started placing odds on his successor. Quickest off the mark was the Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, which has already gone through three favorites for the position, starting off with Nigerian Francis Arinze, before shifting to Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson and then to Canadian Marc Ouellet — who at the time of this writing is the most favored option, with odds of 11 to 4. A rival bookie, Ladbrokes, currently has Turkson as the slight favorite at 3 to 1, followed by Arinze (7 to 2) and then...
  • The bizarre stories of the four other popes to have resigned in the last 1,000 years

    02/11/2013 12:13:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/12/2013 | Max Fisher
    On Feb. 28, Pope Benedict XVI will become the first pope to resign in almost 600 years. That’s not just tradition — it’s dogma. The Washington Post’s Debbi Wilgoren cited a theological expert in explaining, “Most modern popes have felt that resignation is unacceptable except in cases of an incurable or debilitating disease — that paternity, in the words of Paul IV, cannot be resigned.” But Benedict XVI’s resignation is even more curious when compared to the handful of others who have left the powerful office willingly. In the past 1000 years, only four other popes have resigned. Here are...
  • Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation

    02/11/2013 11:42:47 AM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    EWTN News ^ | February 11, 2013 | David Uebbing
    Pope Benedict XVI blesses Cardinals during a consistory at the Vatican February 11, 2013, in this picture provided by Osservatore Romano. Pope Benedict XVI told a gathering of cardinals Feb. 11 that he no longer has the strength to carry out ministry and will resign on Feb. 28. “I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance for the life of the Church. “After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age,...
  • President Obama: ‘Michelle and I warmly remember our meeting with the Holy Father in 2009'

    02/11/2013 10:07:12 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 34 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Feb 11, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Michelle and I warmly remember our meeting with the Holy Father in 2009, and I have appreciated our work together over these last four years.
  • Pope Benedict XVI 'is to resign'

    02/11/2013 3:11:37 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 486 replies
    Pope Benedict XVI 'is to resign' Breaking news The Pope is to resign at the end of this month in an entirely unexpected development, reports from the Vatican say.
  • Virtually unprecedented: papal resignation throughout history

    02/11/2013 6:17:16 AM PST · by NYer · 50 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | February 11, 2013
    No pope has resigned in almost 600 years. But Pope Benedict’s surprise announcement is not entirely unprecedented. More than 260 men have reigned as Pope since Saint Peter was martyred in Rome in the third decade after the death of Christ, and at least four of them have resigned. We spoke to medieval historian Doctor Donald Prudlo, Associate Professor of History at Jacksonville State University in Alabama, about the history of papal resignations. Listen: Vatican Radio: It’s been centuries since a Pope has resigned the See of Peter. Can you tell us about the last Pope to resign? Dr....
  • "I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome" [Full Text]

    02/11/2013 5:52:00 AM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    Chiesa ^ | February 10, 2013 | Benedict XVI
    Dear Brothers, I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also tocommunicate to you a decision of great importance for the life of the Church. After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry. I am well aware that this ministry, due to its essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only with words and deeds, but no less with prayer and suffering. However, in today’s world,...
  • Energy Secretary Steven Chu resigns; led green energy push

    02/01/2013 10:57:25 AM PST · by illiac · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/1/13 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Energy Secretary Steven Chu, who won a Nobel Prize in physics but came under questioning for his handling of a solar energy loan, is stepping down. Chu offered his resignation to President Barack Obama in a letter Friday. He said he will stay on at least until the end of February and may stay until a successor is confirmed. Chu’s departure had been widely expected and follows announcements by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson and Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, that they are leaving.
  • DOJ's Lanny Breuer to Resign in Wake of Fast and Furious Scandal

    01/24/2013 2:12:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, the head of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division who played a critical role in lying to Congress about Operation Fast and Furious, plans to resign soon, the Washington Post reports, citing anonymous sources. “It is not clear when Breuer intends to leave his post, nor what he plans to do once he departs, but it is certain that the prosecutor’s days in office are winding down, according to people who were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter,” the Post wrote. When asked for a comment on the Post’s report, and to verify...
  • EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Stepping Down After Tumultuous Term

    12/27/2012 9:08:01 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 27, 2012 | Associated Press
    <p>The Obama administration's chief environmental watchdog, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, is stepping down after a nearly four-year tenure marked by high-profile brawls over global warming pollution, the Keystone XL oil pipeline, new controls on coal-fired plants and several other hot-button issues that affect the nation's economy and people's health.</p>
  • Benghazi penalties “bogus,” officials who "resigned" returning to work?

    12/26/2012 10:35:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/26/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Via Drudge, it looks like accountability for the four deaths of Americans in Benghazi turned out to be temporary. The New York Post has learned that the four State Department officials that supposedly resigned after the Accountability Review Board report slammed Foggy Bottom for its "systemic failures" and "leadership and management deficiencies" will return to work after all --- and all but one in the same post: The four officials supposedly out of jobs because of their blunders in the run-up to the deadly Benghazi terror attack remain on the State Department payroll — and will all be back to...
  • Hoekstra: Resignation of Director of National Intelligence 'Is The Result of the Obama Adm...

    05/20/2010 6:24:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies · 1,004+ views
    CNSNews ^ | May 20, 2010 | Staff
    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Pete Hoekstra of Michigan, the ranking Republican on the House intelligence committee, says the resignation of Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair “is the result of the Obama administration’s rampant politicization of national security and outright disregard for congressional intelligence oversight.” ABC News reported today that President Barack Obama would be accepting Blair’s resignation tomorrow, and the Associated Press reported that the administration has already interviewed several candidates to replace him. Hoekstra, who formerly served as chairman of the intelligence committee, issued a written statement saying that Blair’s readiness to step down, considering his record of service...
  • Dick Armey quits FreedomWorks

    12/03/2012 7:45:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    wapo ^ | 12/3/12 | Rachel Weiner
    Former congressman Dick Armey has quit FreedomWorks, the conservative group he helped bring to national tea party prominence. Armey confirms that he wrote a letter to FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe on Nov. 30, resigning from the group, as first reported by Mother Jones. He told the Post that he does not know who leaked his resignation letter. “We accepted his letter of resignation and we wish him well,” FreedomWorks press secretary Jackie Bodnar said. “As I resign from all board positions and duties, please see below a list of dispositions on outstanding issues: I expect to be fully compensated through...
  • In shocker, Israel's Barak quits politics

    11/26/2012 8:48:31 AM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 11/26/12 | AMY TEIBEL/ap
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Monday abruptly announced he was quitting politics, injecting new turmoil into the Israeli political system weeks ahead of general elections. Barak, Israel's most-decorated soldier and one-time prime minister, said he would stay on in his current post until a new government is formed following the Jan. 22 balloting.
  • Police officer quits after comments about Obama

    11/22/2012 2:28:31 PM PST · by patriot08 · 34 replies
    My Fox DC ^ | My Fox DC
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Jacksonville police officer has quit after admitting he told colleagues that he would volunteer to assassinate President Barack Obama. Sam Koivisto told the Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/10zfc6q ) on Wednesday that his comments had been blown out of proportion and that he'd planned to retire in five months anyway. Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/20164591/police-officer-quits-after-comments-about-obama#ixzz2Czc5SK9A
  • Brother: Rep. Jesse Jackson to announce resignation

    11/21/2012 11:11:26 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 21 | Katherine Skiba
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will announce his resignation from Congress today in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Jackson's brother Jonathan Jackson said.
  • Elmo actor Kevin Clash resigns amid sex allegation

    11/20/2012 8:47:44 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 20, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) — Sesame Workshop says Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash has resigned from "Sesame Street" in the wake of allegations that he had sex with an under-aged youth. Last week a man accused Clash of having sex with him when he was a teenage boy, a charge Clash denied.
  • WE LIVE IN A WORLD GONE MAD (What the heck is happening with those who are defending this country?)

    11/13/2012 7:40:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Powerline ^ | 11/13/2012 | John Hindraker
    In the post immediately below, Scott recaps some of the recent developments in the Petraeus scandal. I want to add one or two more, and also elaborate a bit on one of the items that Scott mentioned.The most significant of the recent bombshells, I think, is the report that Eric Holder knew about the scandal as of late summer, when the FBI contacted his office to get permission to interview Petraeus and Paula Braodwell. Holder apparently claims that he never mentioned this potentially election-derailing news to his boss and good buddy, Barack Obama. I find this claim–that, while many...
  • NICE TRY Barry: 'Timley' Petraeus Resignation Won't Keep Him Off the Witness Stand, You Snake

    11/10/2012 4:10:23 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 54 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Trey Gowdy: 'He will be subpoenaed' Attempting a buck-up-the-troops post in the wake of unexpected and disheartening GOP defeat, I prioritized battle cries of 'Impeach Obama over Benghazigate' and 'NO tax increases'. This seemed to be what a lot of other people were thinking too- alas, most doubted the resolve and determination of what 'leadership' we still retain in this party- and wondered -as we always do- if anybody's even listening. Yet lo-and-behold, here we are three days later and BOTH seem on the path to realization: to the surprise and delight of conservatives, Boehner and McConnell stepped-right-up to the mike yesterday and...
  • Lockheed Martin Exec Who Followed Admin Lead on WARN Act Resigns Due to Affair (Coincidence?)

    11/09/2012 2:28:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | November 9, 2012 | Bidget Johnson
    The CEO-in-waiting of the defense contractor who declined to issue WARN Act layoff notices on the urging of the Obama administration — sequestration-related notices mandated by law that would have gone out just before the election — has resigned, citing an affair. Christopher E. Kubasik, 51, today resigned from his role as vice chairman, president and chief operating officer (COO), effective immediately, Lockheed Martin announced. Kubasik was set to become CEO in January. He “resigned after an ethics investigation confirmed that he had a close personal relationship with a subordinate employee. His actions violated the company’s Code of Ethics and...
  • MSNBC: CIA Director Petraeus Resigns; Cites Extra-Marital Affair

    11/09/2012 12:02:18 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 681 replies
    MSNBC | 11/09/2012 | n/a
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  • Dinesh D'Souza Resigns as Head of Christian College Amid Controversy

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