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  • RNC vice chairman: McConnell must resign

    09/28/2015 1:37:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/28/2015 | AllahPundit
    Not gonna happen. I think. “McConnell needs to resign!!” Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere wrote in a Facebook posting…“Mitch is a good and honorable guy, but the base is leaving our party,” Mr. Villere said in an interview with The Washington Times. “I’m out in the field all the time and we have all our elections this year for state offices, and it’s hurting us tremendously with our elections.”“Mr. McConnell could have suspended consideration of confirmations for all presidential appointees, except for those who are essential to national security, until the president rescinded his unconstitutional executive action on amnesty,”...
  • Boehner: Goodbye to Old Yellowstain. "Someone threatened to 'tell what they knew about Fast and

    09/26/2015 5:38:52 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 104 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | September 26, 2015 | Dutchman6
    John Hawkins writes at Townhall: "Boehner Resigned? Good. Go Cry, Drink And Surrender Somewhere Else." Well, Boehner's resignation is far too late for me and especially far too late for the Fast and Furious investigation that he derailed because the FBI was blackmailing him. Long-time readers will recall that when the Issa committee got around to noticing the fact, uncovered by this blog and FOX News' William La Jeunesse, that the middle men who the ATF agents were forbidden by their superiors from following (the ones who actually transported the weapons across the border) were the Miramontes brothers who were...
  • JW Exposes Hillary Clinton Lie (Weekly Update)

    09/26/2015 10:05:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 25, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Puts Hillary Clinton on the Spot over Abedin Patronage Job Clinton Email Games Put Nation at Risk Boehner Resignation an Opportunity to Restore Law and Order? Judicial Watch Puts Hillary Clinton on the Spot over Abedin Patronage Job Im sure youve seen and read the usual DC establishment talking heads professing confusion as to why Hillary Clinton would make the mistake in setting up a separate email system to conduct government business as secretary of state. Of course, these types never see the obvious answer because she had something to hide! And so did a...
  • Boehner: This Morning I Woke Up Said My Prayers and Decided Todays the Day (SMH)

    09/26/2015 4:23:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 25, 2015 | 2:05 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    Singing Zip-a-dee-doo-dah as he began his press conference, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) formally announced his resignation from his leadership post and from Congress effective at the end of October. [] Now as youve often heard me say, this isnt about me. Its about the people. Its about the institution. Just yesterday, we witnessed the awesome sight of Pope Francis addressing the greatest legislative body in the world, and I hope that we will all heed his call to live by the golden rule, Boehner said. But last night I began thinking about this, and this morning I woke up,...
  • Boehner stayed in office just so he could meet the Pope!

    09/25/2015 9:48:38 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 33 replies ^ | September 25, 2015 | CivilWarBrewing
    Boehner didn't resign for the party's sake. Boehner didn't take one for the team.. Boehner was initially going to retire at the end of 2014 but THEN STAYED IN OFFICE JUST SO HE COULD MEET THE POPE THEN TO RESIGN THE NEXT DAY!!
  • Boehner Will Resign from Congress

    09/25/2015 6:32:27 AM PDT · by abb · 458 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 25, 2015 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    Speaker John A. Boehner will resign from Congress and give up his House seat at the end of October, according to aides in his office.
  • 9 Memes from conservatives that help explain Boehner's resignation

    09/25/2015 9:39:14 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    American Irony ^ | 9-25-15 | The Looking Spoon
    At the moment there's little confidence that whoever replaces Boehner him will be better, but that's a damn low bar. There's a lot of meme's out there about the guy, but virtually none of them are pro-Boehner. In fact, here are 9 that appear to be made by those on his own side. This is what a refusal to lead on behalf of your voter-base looks like. If you don't have your base then you have nothing, because your enemies aren't going to pick up your slack. The next Speaker of the House would do very well to remember this....
  • Rep. King: This is a victory for the crazies (Peter King on Boehner resignation)

    09/25/2015 9:22:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 25, 2015, 11:47 am | Bradford Richardson
    Speaker John Boehners (R-Ohio) decision to resign from Congress at the end of October is a victory for the crazies, Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) said Friday. Im disappointed. This is a victory for the crazies, King told Newsday. You cant appease these people. King said Boehner was resigning to avoid putting the party through tumult amid challenges to his leadership and an impending government shutdown. The Long Island Republican also told Reuters that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is the leading contender to replace Boehner as Speaker.
  • Boehner to resign at end of October

    09/25/2015 8:04:43 AM PDT · by Freeport · 181 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2015-09-25 | Chad Pergram, Mike Emanuel and Rich Edson and The Associated Press
    House Speaker John Boehner told lawmakers Friday that he plans to resign at the end of October, in a stunning development that comes amid mounting friction with the conservative wing of the party. He plans to step down as speaker, and resign from Congress. The 13-term Ohio Republican shocked his GOP caucus early Friday morning when he informed them of his decision in a closed-door session. One lawmaker told Fox News he was "stunned," and that there was "some anger" in the room "against the people who caused this to happen." The announcement came one day after the high point...
  • Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn Resigns Over Emissions Scandal

    09/23/2015 8:27:42 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/23/2015 | By William Boston
    BERLIN Volkswagen AG Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn resigned Wednesday in the wake of a developing emissions scandal that has stunned the auto industry and slashed the car makers market value. Volkswagen needs a fresh startalso in terms of personnel, Mr. Winterkorn said. I am clearing the way for this fresh start with my resignation. Mr. Winterkorn said that he accepted responsibility for the irregularities found in diesel engines and has asked the supervisory board to agree to his stepping down. He said, however, that he wasn't aware of any wrongdoing on his part.
  • Why Kim Davis could not have resigned

    09/10/2015 6:04:09 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/9/15 | Phil Lawler
    September 9, 2015 (Catholic Culture) - So if she could not, in good conscience, issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, why didn’t Kim Davis resign from her job as county clerk? I’m not privy to her reasoning, but I have my own reasons why she should not be expected to resign. Ordinarily, when a public official faces a crisis of conscience, the cause is either a change of responsibilities or a change of heart. Suppose a building inspector is asked to approve construction under a new code, and he firmly believes that the new buildings will be unsafe. If he cannot convince his...
  • Rolling Stone Managing Editor Steps Down in Wake of Botched Rape Story

    07/30/2015 10:11:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | July 29, 2015 | Margaret Hartmann
    Four months ago, an independent review by the Columbia Journalism School concluded that Rolling Stone's November 2014 article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia was "a journalistic failure that was avoidable." The magazine retracted the story and apologized, but publisher Jann Wenner said no one involved in the story's publication would be fired. Managing editor Will Dana told the New York Times that he felt the review was punishment enough, and no one deserved to lose their job because the article "was not the result of patterns in the work of these people." Now it appears...
  • City Manager Resigns on July 13, City Council to rescind his resignation special meeting July 22

    07/20/2015 6:44:05 PM PDT · by hondact200 · 11 replies
    July 20, 2015 | hondact200
    In the small rural city that I live in the UP of Michigan the City Manager walked into his office on July 13, submitted his letter of resignation effective immediately, turned his keys in and walked out the door. Now the proverbial piece of excrement wants to have the acceptance of his resignation rescinded. The city council has already appointed a interim city manager and the person is doing the job, suddenly the excrement wants his job back. the city manager's history throughout all of Michigan uper and lower peninsula is that he has been terminated from eight other positions
  • County Clerks Resign Nationwide After Gay Marriage Ruling

    07/13/2015 1:14:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/13/15 | Kristine Marsh
    County clerks across the country are resigning after the June 29 Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage. Just a few days after the monumental ruling, an entire county clerk office in Tennessee resigned. Decatur County Clerk Gwen Pope and both of her deputy assistants, Sharon Bell and Mickey Butler, resigned, saying the order clashed with their religious beliefs. All three were long-time employees of the clerks office. Pope told The Jackson Sun they didnt want to make the news. "It's kind of sort of like you don't want to draw attention to yourself for any reason," she said. "That's...
  • Wife of Pastor Who Worked for Billy Graham Resigns County Clerk Position Over Gay Marriage

    07/04/2015 5:26:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/03/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Following the Supreme Court's ruling last Friday that states must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, at least two county court clerks in Mississippi and Arkansas have already resigned because they will not comply with the court's ruling, while other clerks across the nation have had differing responses to the ruling. On Tuesday, Linda Barnette, a circuit court clerk in Grenada County, Mississippi, announced her resignation and explained that it was due to the fact that the Supreme Court's ruling conflicted with her Christian belief that marriage should only be between one man and one woman. Barnette, who held her...
  • Entire Tennessee county clerks office resigns over same-sex marriage licenses

    07/04/2015 5:55:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    WKRN ^ | 07/03/2015
    DECATUR COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) The employees of the Decatur County clerks office in west Tennessee have resigned from their positions. Clerk Gwen Pope and employees Sharon Bell and Mickey Butler all said their resignations was due to the Supreme Courts decision to allow same-sex marriages. The decision reportedly clashes with the employees religious beliefs. Their last day will be July 14. Currently, the Decatur Countys clerk office will not issue a same-sex license.
  • Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal resigns

    06/15/2015 9:24:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 86 replies ^ | 6/15/2015 | George Jones
    Rachel Dolezal, the president of the NAACP in Spokane, WA, announced in a statement Monday morning she is stepping down from her position. Dolezal had come under fire in the last week amid criticism she lied about her ethnicity. She previously claimed her father was black. Her parents, Larry and Ruthanne Dolezal, said they were of European descent. They also provided a birth certificate from Montana affirming they were her her parents and that they were white.
  • Sepp Blatter resigns as Fifa president

    06/02/2015 9:56:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies ^ | 6/2/15
    Sepp Blatter has resigned as Fifa president amid growing pressure following widespread allegations of corruption at football's world governing body. A new election will be held on May 13th.
  • Josh Duggar resigns from Family Research Council after sexual abuse allegations

    05/21/2015 5:18:13 PM PDT · by South40 · 33 replies
    FOX News ^ | 21 MAY 2015
    Josh Duggar, of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting," resigned his position at the Family Research Council Thursday after reports surfaced that he allegedly sexually assaulted four female siblings in the large family, plus an additional female victim. The 2006 police report obtained by In Touch Weekly magazine revealed that one of the Duggar siblings, who In Touch Weekly identified as Josh Duggar allegedly committed the assaults. The incidents date back to 2002 when Duggar would have been 14 years old. In the 33-page police report that FOX411 viewed, the name of the Duggar family members in question are redacted throughout.
  • Jon Stewart Says Dissatisfaction, Presidential Politics Caused Him to Quit Daily Show

    04/19/2015 11:28:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    The Wrap ^ | April 19, 2015 | Anita Bennett
    Id covered an election four times, and it didnt appear that there was going to be anything wildly different about this one, late-night host says in new interview
  • New York Times editorial board calls for Menendez to resign

    04/03/2015 8:47:54 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/03/2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    How do you know The New York Times is all in for protecting Barack Obama? When its editorial board turns on a fellow Democrat who bucked him on the Iran deal. "The New York Times is calling for New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez to resign in the face of criminal charges of bribery."
  • BREAKING: After Scrapping AR-15 Ammo Ban, ATF Director B. Todd Jones Resigning

    03/20/2015 11:26:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | March 20, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    UPDATE: ATF has officially confirmed Jones' departure without stating a specific reason for his resignation.  B. Todd Jones to depart @ATFHQ.— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) March 20, 2015 “ATF employees are hard-working, dedicated individuals who serve the public to make our nation safer every day,” said Jones. “I have seen firsthand their extraordinary commitment to combatting violent crime, ridding the streets of criminals, and leveraging all available resources to keep our communities safe," Jones said in a statement. “I will truly miss leading and working side-by-side with these men and women in their pursuit of ATF’s unique law enforcement and regulatory...
  • Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Resigns Following Justice Department Report

    03/11/2015 1:57:08 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    npr ^ | 3-11-2015 | MILES PARKS
    Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Thomas Jackson has resigned. Jackson becomes the sixth Ferguson city employee to resign after the release of a scathing Justice Department report, which looked into police department and municipal court practices. A news release says the city and Jackson "have agreed to a mutual separation which involves the Chief's resignation," effective on Thursday, March 19. It says Jackson will receive a severance payment and health insurance for one year.
  • Pentagon Spokesman Resigns After New SecDefs First Day on Job

    02/18/2015 3:50:46 PM PST · by Perdogg · 64 replies
    Navy Rear Admiral John Kirby, the press secretary of the Pentagon and they guy you always see explaining American military action on television, announced his sudden resignation today, one day after the new Secretary of Defense was sworn into office.
  • Oregon Wins as our Governor loses (Saturbray)

    02/14/2015 7:14:21 AM PST · by bray · 30 replies ^ | 2/14/15 | bray
    A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:34-35 NIV Once again the immorality of the earth worshipers raises its evil head in Oregon as a Governor gets caught with his hand in the $olar cookie jar. Fortunately, thanks to the corruption of the Democrat Party activists in the state media they were able to divert his guilt long enough to get him re-elected for his 4th term beginning last month and...
  • Federal subpoena seeks Oregon state records concerning Gov. John Kitzhaber[Reisgns/Ethics Probs]

    02/13/2015 12:27:07 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 46 replies
    LA Times ^ | Feb 13, 2015 | Maria L. La Ganga and Nigel Duara
    <p>Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his resignation Friday, ending weeks of speculation about whether he could lead Oregon with the cloud of at least two investigations into possible ethical breaches hanging over his head.</p> <p>The embattled governor faces allegations that his fiancee used their relationship to win contracts for her consulting business and failed to report income on her taxes. The states two top legislative leaders and the state treasurer -- all Democrats, as is the 67-year-old governor -- had called on Kitzhaber on Thursday to resign. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, fiancee provide new green energy scandal Caption Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, fiancee provide new green energy scandal Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, fiancee provide new green energy scandal Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, fiancee provide new green energy scandal After rumors swirl. Gov. Kitzhaber says he's not resigning After rumors swirl. Gov. Kitzhaber says he's not resigning Oregon governor insists he won't resign Oregon governor insists he won't resign Oregon sec. of state 'headed to the capitol to do some work' Oregon sec. of state 'headed to the capitol to do some work'</p>
  • CIAs Top Spy Steps Down

    01/23/2015 4:05:32 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 01/23/15 | Shane Harris
    The secretive head of the agencys National Clandestine Service is retiring amid reports of infighting over a reorganization of the intelligence service. The director of the CIAs National Clandestine Service, the storied home of the agencys most secretive intelligence operations, has announced that he plans to retire, The Daily Beast has learned. CIA spokesman Dean Boyd confirmed that the director announced his retirement after a long and distinguished career at CIA. We thank him for this profound and lasting contributions to both CIA and to our nations security.
  • "Some Folks Were Lying?" Medicaid Chief Marilyn Tavenner 'Steps Down' After Obamacare "Error"

    01/16/2015 7:51:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/15/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Marilyn Tavenner, head of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, plans to step down at the end of February, she told her staff in an e-mail.As Bloomberg reports, Tavenner didnt say why she was leaving.In November, she acknowledged that her agency had made a mistake in its calculation of the number of people enrolled under Obamacare.As a reminder... from November The Obama administration said it erroneously calculated the number of people with health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, incorrectly adding 380,000 dental subscribers to raise the total above 7 million.The accurate number with full health-care plans...
  • KABC Radio Parts Ways With Long-Time Host Larry Elder

    12/03/2014 5:31:38 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    hollywoodreporter ^ | Dec. 3, 2014 | Paul Bond
    The popular Libertarian occupied the 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. time slot, which will now be filled by guest hosts. KABC, one of the largest AM radio stations in Los Angeles, has parted ways with Larry Elder, one of the channel's most popular talk-show hosts. The station, owned by Cumulus Media, declined to comment on Elder's departure, though insiders said advertising sales executives were blindsided by the decision and voiced their displeasure to a defensive Drew Hayes, KABC's operations director. Elder, a sometimes controversial, always passionate and eloquent Libertarian, had been with KABC for about 20 years, though separated into...
  • Congressional Staffer Resigns After Disparaging Comments About Obama Girls

    12/01/2014 7:39:31 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 114 replies ^ | 12/01/2014 | ABC News
    A Congressional communications director resigned today after making disparaging comments about Sasha and Malia Obama on Facebook, ABC News had learned.
  • Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Resigns, Hopes "Resignation Will Allow The Community To Heal"

    11/29/2014 5:36:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/29/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Days after Ferguson was torched by angry rioters following a grand jury verdict not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, the policeman's lawyer announced moments ago that he has resigned from the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department.As ABC reports, Wilson has been on administrative leave since the shooting. One of his attorneys, Neil Bruntrager, said the resignation is effective immediately.Though Wilson was cleared of criminal charges by the grand jury, the Justice Department is conducting a civil rights investigation into the shooting as well as a separate probe of police department practices. Wilson,...
  • Is Hagels resignation a first sign of the administrations implosion?

    11/24/2014 10:24:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/24/2014 | Noah Rothman
    The White House’s defenders will attempt to knock down claims that Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel’s resignation is loaded with implications for the future of this administration. Cabinet officials come and go, they’ll note, but this White House has made a point of standing by its embattled figures. Former Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius resigned in Aril of this year, well after the controversy surrounding the botched debut of Some speculated that the delay was an intentional effort to disassociate her resignation from the controversy that likely hastened it. Similarly, the political press was shocked when Obama...
  • Hagel Said to Be Stepping Down as Defense Chief Under Pressure

    11/24/2014 6:43:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 24, 2014 | Helene Cooper
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure, the first cabinet-level casualty of the collapse of President Obamas Democratic majority in the Senate and the struggles of his national security team amid an onslaught of global crises. The president, who is expected to announce Mr. Hagels resignation in a Rose Garden appearance on Monday, made the decision to ask his defense secretary the sole Republican on his national security team to step down last Friday after a series of meetings over the past two weeks, senior administration officials said.
  • Eric Holder's Top Deputy Resigns Amid Revelation Fast and Furious Guns Used in Phoenix Crime

    10/17/2014 9:46:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 17 Oct 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    The top deputy to Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation on Thursday amid revelations that Operation Fast and Furious scandal guns were used to harm Americans in Phoenix in 2013, a development top congressional Republicans say President Obamas administration sought to cover up. ... Holder, the attorney general, has failed to cooperate with the Fast and Furious congressional investigation led by Issa and Grassley. Holder was voted, on a bipartisan basis, into both criminal and civil contempt of Congressa first in the history of the United States for a Cabinet-level officialafter he failed to provide documents to Issas committee...
  • Holder's deputy said to be preparing resignation

    10/16/2014 10:59:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 16, 2014 | Benjamin Goad
    The Justice Department second-raking official is preparing to step down, completing an exodus of top brass from the agency, according to published reports. Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole would become the third member of the Justice Departments brain trust to announce his departure in recent weeks. Attorney Gen. Eric Holder announced his departure in late September, though he has pledged to remain in office until his successor is in place. The White House has indicated that President Obama would not nominate anyone for the position untl after the November midterms. Associate Attorney General Tony West, the third-ranking DOJ official,...
  • Mark Driscoll, Top Megachurch Pastor, Resigns

    10/16/2014 8:51:32 AM PDT · by Cecily · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | October 16, 2014 | Daniel Burke
    Less than a year ago, Mark Driscoll, an evangelical pastor, was flying high. His hometown Seattle Seahawks were in the Super Bowl, and the brash pastor scored a big, faith-fueled interview with five of the team's top players, including quarterback Russell Wilson. But in a remarkably fast fall from grace, Driscoll resigned Tuesday as pastor of Mars Hill Church, a congregation he founded 18 years ago and turned into a force in the mostly secular Pacific Northwest. In a statement, Mars Hills' board of overseers said Driscoll hadn't committed any acts of "immorality, illegality or heresy" -- sins that have...
  • 'Security Breaches 'R Us'

    10/03/2014 8:47:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 3, 2014 | Michael Barone
    The White House sprayed by bullets. A hospital guard with a criminal record and a gun the Secret Service didn't know about riding on an elevator with the president in Atlanta. The fence-jumper who made it all the way into the East Room of the White House. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson had no choice but to resign on Wednesday afternoon. She did it a week or two late, but she did the right thing. The vaunted federal agency -- whose core duty is to protect the president of the United States, his family and his home - has become...
  • EXCLUSIVE - Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's Sister on Timing of Holder Resignation: "Not

    09/27/2014 10:45:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/25/14 | Katie Pavlich
    In light of a federal judge denying a request from the Department of Justice to delay the release of a long-sought after Fast and Furious document list, the sister of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, Kelly Terry-Willis, doesn't find the timing of Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation to be a coincidence. "I do not find it a coincidence that Eric Holder chose now to resign after Judge Bates denied the request from the DOJ to delay the release of the Fast and Furious documents. I personally think Eric Holder was really hoping that the documents would never be made public...
  • Brian Terry's Sister: Holder Quitting No Accident

    09/27/2014 4:50:15 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 27, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: The attorney general who oversaw the administration's Fast and Furious gun-walking operation into Mexico resigns right after a federal court denies a DOJ request to delay releasing Fast And Furious documents. Eric Holder's resignation as attorney general, like anything that occurs in the Obama administration, raises questions of timing. Pundits ask why now, with some suggesting President Obama is getting a two-fer ginning up his base with tributes to the first African-American AG before the midterms while starting the nomination and confirmation process before a possible Republican takeover of the Senate in November. Rush Limbaugh has even suggested...
  • Eric Holder Is Leaving Now, Because Obama Thinks The Senate Is Lost

    09/25/2014 9:28:14 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 46 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 9-25-2014 | MacAoidh/Scott McKay
    September 25,2014 Eric Holder Is Leaving Now, Because Obama Thinks The Senate Is Lost by MacAoidh/Scott McKay Its busting out on to the wires today. Holder is resigning, effective as soon as his replacement can be confirmed. He had to do this now, rather than wait until after the midterms, because Holders tenure as Attorney General has been marked by a pattern of activist Leftism and constitutional/legal abuse such as has never been seen in American history, and if there is a Republican majority in the Senate next year theyre not going to be able to confirm anyone like him....
  • Holder resigning as attorney general, official says

    09/25/2014 8:30:19 AM PDT · by ibheath · 60 replies
    foxnews ^ | 09/25/2014
    Attorney General Eric Holder plans to announce Thursday that he is resigning from the Obama administration, a Justice Department official confirmed to Fox News. The decision would cap a tumultuous six-year term for the nation's top law enforcement official. Holder is one of the few Cabinet officials to have stayed on since the beginning of the Obama presidency. The Justice official said Holder has agreed to remain on the job until his successor is confirmed. According to the official, Holder has discussed his plans with Obama on "multiple occasions" in recent months. "[He] finalized those plans in an hour-long conversation...
  • Breaking: Eric Holder resigning as AG

    09/25/2014 8:28:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/25/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The timing on this move is, to say the least, curious. One of the last three members of Barack Obama’s original Cabinet will announce his resignation today, according to multiple sources talking with NPR. Eric Holder will step down as soon as his replacement can be confirmed — and that may be quite a fight: Eric Holder Jr., the nation’s first black U.S. attorney general, is preparing to announce his resignation Thursday after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and five and a half years of fights with...
  • Alex Salmond resigns as Scottish First Minister

    09/19/2014 9:50:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | September 19, 2014 | Simon Johnson
    Alex Salmond has left the Scottish Nationalists in turmoil after announcing he is to resign as First Minister and SNP leader only hours their decisive defeat in the independence referendum. Mr Salmond said his party, the Edinburgh parliament and Scotland would benefit from new leadership after voters rejected by a margin of 55 per cent to 45 per cent his plan to leave the UK.
  • Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo Quits

    09/10/2014 7:54:23 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 22 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/10/2014 | Eric Sylvers And Joshua Robinson
    MILAN Luca Cordero di Montezemolo is to quit as chairman of Ferrari after 23 years at the company and just days after his boss said the luxury car brand's Formula One race results over the past six years were unacceptable. Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of Fiat F.MI +1.43% SpA, which owns 90% of Ferrari, will take over from Mr. Montezemolo, whose departure is effective Oct. 13. That is the same day Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, a new company created out of a corporate reorganization, is slated to make its debut on the New York Stock Exchange. Ferrari has long been Fiat's...
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer Dismisses Resignation Rumors, Calls it Bizarre

    09/05/2014 10:09:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Sep 5, 2014
    Sen. Barbara Boxer called rumors that she planned to resign "bizarre" during a news conference in San Francisco's Ferry Building late this morning. Boxer, 73, said she has no plans to leave a job she loves while serving her fourth term in the U.S. Senate and will decide next year if she will run for re-election in 2016. Speaking to a crowd of reporters, the senator highlighted multiple regional, state, national and international issues she will address when Congress returns to session on Monday following a five-week recess. She noted that this is the 54th straight month the country has...
  • Video: Parents of fallen SEAL demand Obama resignation

    09/02/2014 11:26:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Tough words from Billy and Karen Vaughn, whose only son Aaron gave his life in a 2011 crash of a SEAL Team Six Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan, perhaps in the shootdown shortly after the mission that killed Osama bin Laden. For years, Barack Obama relied on the success of the bin Laden mission to make the argument that he could lead the nation in war. Now the Vaughns accuse Obama of “a cowardly lack of leadership,” and demand his resignation over the administration’s failure to stop ISIS when it had opportunities to do so: On Monday, the Vaughns wrote...
  • The Nixon Resignation at 40

    08/07/2014 12:23:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | August 7, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    On the occasion of this week's 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon's resignation from the presidency, The Washington Post sponsored a reunion featuring Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Watergate reporters who "brought down" the 37th president. In fact, Nixon committed political suicide. He thought he could get away with what other politicians had done, but forgot the rules are different for Republicans. The Post event resembled a celebration with much laughter and stories about how Publisher Katharine Graham and Executive Editor Ben Bradlee had told the newsroom "no gloating" when it became apparent Nixon would resign. But gloat they did...
  • San Marino Mayor Resigns After Video Captures Him Throwing Dog Waste In Neighbors Yard

    06/19/2014 12:18:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The mayor of San Marino has stepped down after he was captured on surveillance video tossing a bag of dog waste onto his neighbors walkway earlier this month. Dennis Kneier announced his immediate resignation Tuesday in a letter to the city and the City Council. As is well known, early in the evening of Saturday, June 7, I had a lapse of judgment and discarded dog waste on a neighbors walkway, Kneier wrote. It was insensitive, disrespectful and wrong. I have apologized to my neighbor for my action, and I will pay a fine for littering. I can understand why...
  • White House Press Secretary Jay Carney resigns

    05/30/2014 10:56:40 AM PDT · by don-o · 210 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 30, 2014 | BY Leslie Larson
  • VA Secretary Eric Shinseki Resigns Amid Crisis

    05/30/2014 10:51:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 05/30/2014 | Ben Kesling
    Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday, after more than a month of battling criticism about access to care and tampering with official wait lists at VA health centers. At a meeting with President Barack Obama, during which Mr. Shinseki presented the VA's internal findings of improper scheduling procedures and long wait times across the VA health system, the retired general offered to resign to give a new VA leader the chance to fix the systemic problems at the department. His resignation marks his second departure from public service since his career began in the military in the...