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  • Op-ed: Replacing Chaffetz requires following our Constitution

    05/29/2017 7:14:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Deseret News ^ | May 29, 2017 | Ernest Istook
    Utahns are consulting the U.S. Constitution more than usual because of Congressman Jason Chaffetz’s resignation. A vacancy in the House of Representatives is unique among all federal offices because it must be filled by an election. No appointments are permitted for membership in what is often called “The People’s House.” Federal judges are chosen by the president, with Senate confirmation of the appointment. The same is true for Cabinet officers. Governors may make appointments to fill Senate vacancies. Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich infamously tried to auction the Senate seat vacated when Barack Obama was elected president; that’s why Blagojevich...
  • This Professor Resigned Rather Than Go to Diversity Training

    05/21/2017 1:53:56 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    This Professor Resigned Rather Than Go to Diversity Training Paul Griffiths was an esteemed professor at Duke before facing disciplinary action. 1:35 PM, May 21, 2017 | By Charlotte Allen You're in your early 60s, and you hold an endowed-chair professorship at Duke University's prestigious divinity school, where your specialty is Catholic theology, and where the subjects of the courses you teach include a range of religious and secular philosophers from Augustine of Hippo to Wittgenstein. You've also written 10 scholarly books as sole author and seven more as co-author or editor. Your endowed chair is the capstone of a...
  • School official resigns after cursing at teen protesters

    05/12/2017 7:27:27 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 32 replies
    An assistant principal at a suburban Philadelphia school has resigned after video circulated online showing him arguing with and cursing at teenage abortion protesters outside the school. Zach Ruff, dean of student life and academics at Downingtown STEM Academy, had been on unpaid leave after the April confrontation. The school district said Thursday that it would like to put "this terribly unfortunate incident" in the past. Video showed an escalating argument between Ruff and two protesters who were on a sidewalk near the school. When asked to leave, the protesters said they were on public property. Ruff can be heard...
  • Deputy AG Rosenstein: 'I'm not quitting,' didn't threaten to quit over Comey firing

    05/11/2017 2:38:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    WJLA-TV ^ | 5/11/17
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said he's not quitting, nor did he threaten to quit over his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
  • Duke Professor is Reprimanded and Resigns After Criticizing ‘Racial Equity Training’

    05/10/2017 10:23:17 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 37 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | 5/9/2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    A Duke University theology professor resigned this week following disciplinary action taken against him by the school. This, after the professor had excoriated diversity training sessions suggested by the university as “intellectually flaccid.”
  • Top staffers leave Heritage Foundation following DeMint resignation: report

    05/02/2017 7:48:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/02/2017 | BY PAULINA FIROZI
    Top staffers loyal to ousted Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint have stepped down from organization, according to a new report. The Daily Beast reported Tuesday evening that top staffers -- including Executive Vice President Bret Bernhardt, Vice President of Communications Wesley Denton, Vice President of Policy Promotion Ed Corrigan and DeMint’s chief of staff, Camera Seward, have resigned. The Heritage Foundation announced DeMint’s resignation earlier Tuesday, blaming the former leader for "significant and worsening management issues that led to a breakdown of internal communications and cooperation.” DeMint, a former South Carolina senator, took the helm of Heritage in 2013. "Jim...
  • Statement From the Chairman of Heritage’s Board of Trustees (Jim DeMint Has Resigned)

    05/02/2017 2:02:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    MAY 2, 2017—Thomas A. Saunders III, chairman of The Heritage Foundation’s Board of Trustees, released the following statement to the Heritage staff about a leadership change at the organization. ___________________________________________ The Heritage Foundation’s Board of Trustees, by a unanimous vote, has asked for and received the resignation of Jim DeMint as president and CEO of the organization. The Board elected Heritage Founder Ed Feulner as president and CEO while we conduct a thorough search for his successor. After a comprehensive and independent review of the entire Heritage organization, the Board determined there were significant and worsening management issues that led...
  • Report: Sean Hannity May Leave Fox News by The End of The Week

    05/01/2017 4:42:31 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 67 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 5/1/17 | Aidan McLaughlin
    Fox News star Sean Hannity is looking to leave the network and may be out by the end of the week, according to a Daily Beast report. Hannity was a long-time ally of Fox News co-president Bill Shine, who resigned from the network Monday morning. Hannity defended Shine on Twitter as the executive came under scrutiny for his role in Fox’s sexual harassment controversy since Roger Ailes’ departure from the network last summer. In a series of tweets last week, Hannity said that Shine’s departure would be “the total end of the FNC as we know it,” and used the...
  • The turmoil at Fox News Channel has claimed another victim (Bill Shine gone)

    05/01/2017 3:38:29 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 40 replies
    AP ^ | DAVID BAUDER
    Fox News Channel said Monday that co-president Bill Shine is out, the latest high-level departure at a network beset with charges of harassment and discrimination that have already claimed founding CEO Roger Ailes, leading personality Bill O'Reilly and a top financial executive. Shine was not accused of any direct wrongdoing. But the longtime Ailes lieutenant was considered vulnerable because of claims that he looked the other way as charges of toxic workplace behavior piled up, with some believing that the network would never truly be able to move on without him and other Ailes loyalists. His leadership experience learned at...
  • DeMint out as leader of conservative Heritage Foundation

    05/01/2017 1:59:22 PM PDT · by aspasia · 36 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5/1/17 | Joseph Weber
    Jim DeMint is being forced out as the leader of the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank amid internal tensions at the organization over its direction, several sources have confirmed to Fox News. The former South Carolina Republican senator's imminent departure was first reported late last week and has since sparked widespread speculation about what led to the separation.
  • Bill Shine Out at Fox News, Suzanne Scott Becomes President of Programming

    05/01/2017 11:53:24 AM PDT · by Boomer · 16 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 5.1.17 | Marisa Guthrie
    Fox News co-president Bill Shine is out at Fox News. The move comes as Shine was due back on Monday after two days out of the office for a pre-planned long weekend. Rupert Murdoch, 21st Century Fox and Fox News executive chairman, made the announcement on Monday via a brief email to Fox News staffers. "Sadly, Bill Shine resigned today," wrote Murdoch. "I know Bill was respected and liked by everybody at Fox News. We will all miss him."Shine has been accused of covering up incidents of sexual harassment of Roger Ailes, his former boss, who was ousted from the...
  • #BREAKING: Top Fox News executive Bill Shine resigns

    05/01/2017 11:54:03 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 141 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | May 1, 2017 | Eddie Scarry
    Bill Shine, who has worked at Fox News for 20 years, has resigned as co-president. An internal memo sent out by Rupert Murdoch, top executive of Fox's parent company, made the announcement on Monday. "Sadly, Bill Shine resigned today," Murdoch's memo said. "I know Bill was respected and liked by everybody at Fox News. We will all miss him."
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA): Expect a Supreme Court resignation 'this summer'

    04/20/2017 11:27:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/20/17 | Robert Laurie
    Here we go again... From day one of the Trump candidacy, I’ve said “If he denies the Democrats a Supreme Court appointment, his presidency is worth it.” No matter what else happens, the SCOTUS was and is the key to salvaging the country. Had Hillary been allowed to alter it, it would have been disastrous. Fortunately, President Trump won and Neil Gorsuch is now on the bench. Now, people are starting to wonder just how many bites at the Supreme Court apple Trump is going to get. He’s already had one. If Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is right, a second...
  • Muslim professor at center of Christ-hoax controversy resigns

    04/12/2017 11:31:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    College Fix ^ | April 12, 2017 | Jennifer Kabbany
    The Muslim professor who was accused by one of her students of asserting that Jesus’ crucifixion never took place and that Christ’s disciples did not believe he was God has resigned from Rollins College.
  • Alabama Governor Robert Bentley to Resign Over Affair

    04/10/2017 12:38:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has been under fire. The Alabama Ethics Commission found reason to believe he committed four felony crimes, and he’s in serious trouble.The focus is on an improper relationship with Rebekah Caldwell Mason, his senior political advisor.Now, he will resign: It Is becoming clear that Robert Bentley will not last the week as governor.Sources in Montgomery say his lawyers have been involved in negotiations to step down from the governorship and plead to lesser charges, allowing Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey to step up as governor.Sources believe he will resign the governorship by Wednesday.Bentley has been under...
  • Sources: Agreement for Bentley's resignation reached

    04/10/2017 11:56:06 AM PDT · by alancarp · 13 replies
    FOX 6 WBRC (Birmingham, AL) ^ | 4/10/2017 1:32PM CT | WBRC Staff Report
    MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - Multiple sources with knowledge of discussions tell WBRC an agreement has been reached for Gov. Bentley to resign from office, but when he would do it and how remains in discussion. Representatives of the governor have been in discussions about a possible resignation as the House Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings. A spokeswoman for the governor told reporters the governor is "not personally involved" in any negotiation earlier Monday. Sources who have confirmed an agreement have also said details like when and how the governor would announce the decision have not been finalized with timing a...
  • Devin Nunes Steps Aside; Ethics Committee Investigating for Spilling Secrets [!]

    04/06/2017 7:10:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 115 replies
    www.thedailybeast.com ^ | 04.06.17 8:23 AM ET | Tim Mak Tim Mak
    Rep. Devin Nunes said Thursday he is stepping aside as chairman of the House intelligence committee because he is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for allegedly disclosing intelligence without proper authorization. "The charges are entirely false and politically motivated, and are being leveled just as the American people are beginning to learn the truth about the improper unmasking of the identities of U.S. citizens and other abuses of power," Nunes said in a statement, adding that the allegations against him are "baseless." Nunes said in a hastily-arranged press conference last month he had come into possession of classified...
  • Uber president Jeff Jones is quitting as management turmoil at the ride-hailing company deepens

    03/19/2017 4:28:15 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 62 replies
    Recode ^ | 3-19-17 | KARA SWISHER AND JOHANA BHUIYAN
    Jeff Jones, the president of Uber, is quitting the car-hailing company after less than a year. The move by the No. 2 exec, said sources, is directly related to the multiple controversies there, including explosive charges of sexism and sexual harassment. (UPDATE: Uber confirmed the departure and will be sending a statement. (UPDATE: Jones also confirmed the departure with a blistering assessment of the company. “It is now clear, however, that the beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber, and I can no longer continue as president...
  • Lou Dobbs: Speaker Paul Ryan Should Resign

    03/14/2017 12:46:17 PM PDT · by drewh · 145 replies
    Brietbart News ^ | March 14 2017 | Neil Munro
    House Speaker Ryan should resign his post, says Lou Dobbs, the anchor of Lou Dobbs Tonight on Fox Business Network. Dobbs Tweeted his resignation call Tuesday morning after Breitbart posted a pre-election recording of Ryan saying he would never defend President Donald Trump, and as multiple GOP legislators walked away from Ryan’s Obamacare replacement proposal, the American Health Care Act. In the audiotape, recorded Oct. 10, 2016, Ryan told his fellow GOP legislators that ““I am not going to defend Donald Trump—not now, not in the future.” Ryan spoke shortly after the public heard the Access Hollywood tape of Trump’s...
  • "The Attorney General Must Resign": Pelosi, Top Democrats Calls For Session's Immediate Termination

    03/02/2017 5:38:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 128 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | March 2, 2017
    It took minutes, not hours, for top congressional Democrats to call on Trump's Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign on Wednesday evening after the WaPo reported that he had allegedly met with the Russian ambassador in the months before the election, meetings that Sessions did not disclose during his confirmation hearings. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) led the effort late on Wednesday night, accusing Sessions of "lying under oath" during confirmation proceedings about his contacts with the Russians. "Jeff Sessions lied under oath during his confirmation hearing before the Senate. Under penalty of perjury, he told the Senate Judiciary...