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  • Day After ‘Clinton Cash’ Film’s Ericsson Revelations Go Worldwide, CEO Steps Down

    07/25/2016 1:16:46 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 25 Jul 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Just one day after the global premiere of Clinton Cash, Hans Westberg, the embattled CEO and president of telecoms company Ericsson, stepped down as the head of the Swedish wireless equipment maker. Though the telecom giant’s announcement to remove Westberg is not confirmed as a direct result of the film’s online popularity, the company’s timing is an odd coincidence. The New York Times best-selling book Clinton Cash, authored by Government Accountability Institute President and Breitbart Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer, highlighted that Ericsson — on Westberg’s watch — had come under heavy fire for selling telecom equipment to countries that were...
  • Wasserman Schultz resigning as party leader

    07/24/2016 1:49:07 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 97 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 24, 2016 | Jeff Zeleny, Eric Bradner and John King
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she is stepping down as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee at the end of the party's convention, which is set to begin here Monday. The Florida congresswoman's resignation -- under pressure from top Democrats -- comes amid the release of leaked emails showing DNC staffers favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the party's 2016 primary contest. Her announcement that she was leaving had pro-Sanders supporters cheering during a demonstration in Philadelphia and Donald Trump crowing, too.
  • Was an Anti-Abortion Bishop Too Outspoken?

    07/23/2016 11:40:48 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies
    http://content.time.com ^ | September 2, 2009 | Amy Sullivan
    For suddenly departing politicians and CEOs, the standard line is to "spend time with family." Now the Catholic Church may have its own version of this unconvincing, stock answer. On Aug. 31, Joseph Martino, the controversial bishop from Scranton, Pa., stunned longtime church watchers by announcing that he was resigning his post because of problems with insomnia and fatigue. The Catholic leader, who has gained national prominence for his outspoken pro-life advocacy and aggressive criticism of pro-choice Democratic politicians, is still more than a decade away from reaching the church's automatic retirement age of 75. Martino's abrupt resignation, along with...
  • Roger Ailes Resigns as Chairman/CEO of Fox News Channel & Fox Bis Network, & Chairman Fox TV Station

    07/21/2016 1:19:59 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 47 replies
    FOX News via Drudge ^ | July 21, 2016 | Drudge Report/21st Century Fox
    What timing. No other content yet, just the Drudge Report alert.
  • Roger Ailes resigns; Rupert Murdoch becomes chairman and acting CEO of Fox News.

    07/21/2016 1:42:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 21, 2016
    NEW YORK – 21st Century Fox today announced that Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, and Chairman of Fox Television Stations, has resigned from his role effective immediately. Rupert Murdoch will assume the role of Chairman and acting CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman, 21st Century Fox, said: “Roger Ailes has made a remarkable contribution to our company and our country. Roger shared my vision of a great and independent television organization and executed it brilliantly over 20 great years. Fox News has given voice to...
  • Melania Trump's Speech Writer Offers Resignation

    07/20/2016 9:52:21 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 79 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 07/20/16 | Tyler Turden
    Following calls yesterday for the Trump campaign to "fire someone," over the Melania-speech-plagiarism debacle, Meredith McIver - the Trump staff-writer responsible for the 'passages' from Michelle Obama's speech - has offered her resignation... but Donald Trump rejected it as an "innocent mistake.". McIver's statement notes "no harm was meant" to Michelle Obama.
  • David Cameron Resigns - The Queen Names Theresa May as Prime Minister

    07/13/2016 9:51:53 AM PDT · by NRx · 34 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07-13-2016
    No surprise, but for the record the deed is done. May is the 13th Prime Minister of the Queen's reign. Extensive coverage at the link
  • David Cameron's last Appearance in Parliament as PM (Prime Ministers Question Time)

    07/13/2016 8:18:31 AM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 06-13-2016 | RT-UK
    Mr. Cameron's last appearance in the House of Commons for the weekly grilling known as Prime Ministers Question Time (PMQ). Sometime this afternoon he will go the Palace to hand in his resignation to the Queen and "advise" the Queen to ask Mrs. May to form the next Government as PM.
  • 'Leave as soon as possible', EU chiefs tell Britain after Brexit vote

    06/24/2016 7:25:15 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Times of India ^ | June 24, 2016 | AFP
    BRUSSELS: EU chiefs on Friday told Britain to start negotiations to quit the bloc "as soon as possible", after outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron said he would leave the negotiations to his successor. "We now expect the United Kingdom government to give effect to this decision of the British people as soon as possible, however painful that process may be," said a joint statement after Britons voted for a Brexit . "Any delay would unnecessarily prolong uncertainty." The statement was issued by EU president Donald Tusk, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, EU Parliament leader Martin Schulz and Dutch premier Mark...
  • David Cameron announces resignation as UK votes to leave EU

    06/24/2016 5:35:53 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 101 replies
    -excerpt- He said that "the British people have voted to leave the EU and their will must be respected... the will of the British people is an instruction which must be delivered." "There can be no doubt about the result." Cameron gave no timetable for his departure, but said that he wanted a new leader to be in place by October when his Conservative Party holds its annual conference. Boris Johnson, a former London mayor who campaigned for the UK's departure from the EU, is tipped by bookmakers as Cameron's likely successor. Johnson, who was greeted by a booing crowd...
  • House Dem convicted of corruption resigns

    06/23/2016 11:56:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 23, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Greg Nash Resignation letter at link. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) is resigning effective immediately, he announced Thursday, after initially seeking to remain in Congress despite his conviction on corruption charges. "In my previous letter I indicated a later resignation date in order to provide for an orderly transition of my office after 21 years in the House," he wrote in a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). "However, out of respect for the entire House Leadership, and so as not to cause a distraction from the House's work for the people, I have changed my effective date." Fattah first...
  • Pastor Gerald Sharon Resigns From Evangelical Church Over Biblical Position on Homosexuality

    06/20/2016 10:38:20 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 31 replies
    Aquilla Report ^ | 6/20/2016 | Samuel Smith
    A former pastor at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church has been asked to resign as lead pastor of a church he’s served for three years after he refused to agree to its biblical position on homosexuality, fearing it would alienate people in the LGBT community. Gerald Sharon, the lead pastor at Southwest Church in Indian Wells, California, who spent 11 years at Saddleback Church serving in various leadership roles, was asked to step down from the pastoral role he has served for over three-and-a-half years since he left Saddleback because he now refuses to affirm the church’s position on homosexuality. On...
  • Conservative Prof. Resigns From California School After Long Battle With LGBT Activists

    06/10/2016 3:35:37 PM PDT · by fwdude · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | June 9, 2016 | Michael Gryboski
    A conservative professor who speaks openly about his opposition to gay marriage after having been raised by a lesbian couple has announced that he will be resigning his tenured position following a long battle with liberal activists. Robert Oscar Lopez, former associate professor of English and classics at California State University at Northridge, recently resigned his position with the academic institution. In an interview with The Christian Post, Lopez explained that the decision to move on came as a result of longstanding mounting pressure from activists on and off campus.
  • ACLU LEADER QUITS AFTER DAUGHTERS ENCOUNTER MEN IN THE WOMEN’S RESTROOM

    06/02/2016 6:47:05 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 65 replies
    powerlineblog ^ | JUNE 1, 2016 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Maya Dillard Smith, interim director of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, has resigned over the ACLU’s position on who can use which public restrooms. The resignation occurred after her two daughters were traumatized by encountering men in the women’s restroom. Dillard Smith explained: "I have shared my personal experience of having taken my elementary school age daughters into a women’s restroom when shortly after three transgender young adults, over six feet [tall] with deep voices, entered. My children were visibly frightened, concerned about their safety and left asking lots of questions for which I, like many...
  • ACLU Leader Quits Over 'Transgender Bathroom Rights' Flap

    06/02/2016 12:20:03 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    The interim director of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has resigned over the agency's support of the federal directive allowing public-school students to use the bathroom matching their gender identity. Maya Dillard Smith called it quits on Thursday, saying the transgender ruling comes at the expense of women's civil rights. "If our goal is to advance the rights of equality of transgender folk, how do we do that, and advance the rights of all people?" Dillard Smith said, according to 11alive.com. If we have all-gender restrooms which will accommodate trans folks, what do we do about...
  • SF Police Chief Greg Suhr Resigns Amid Heightened Racial Tensions

    05/19/2016 7:20:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    The resignation comes after police earlier in the day fatally shot a woman in the Bayview DistrictPolice Chief Greg Suhr has resigned from the San Francisco Police Department in the midst of the shooting of a black woman by SFPD officers and other racial tensions, Mayor Ed Lee announced at a news conference late Thursday afternoon. Lee said he had asked Suhr, who has served in the city's police department for more than 30 years, to resign. The mayor appointed Toney Chaplin, former SFPD deputy chief of the Professional Standards and Principled Policing Bureau, as the acting police chief. "The...
  • Hastert duped into letting stranger inside

    10/11/2006 6:16:10 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 58 replies · 1,785+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 10/11/2006 | Lynn Sweet
    House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, with his job on the line because of the spiraling Mark Foley cyberspace page sex scandal, was duped Tuesday into letting a stranger into his Plano home -- a serious security breach. Hastert literally let his guard down and allowed in his house a hustling, self-promoting evangelist little known in this country, the Houston-based K.A. Paul, who at 7:30 a.m. arrived at the speaker's home with a camera-wielding associate. How Paul and his aide, Dennis Ryan, got to Hastert's door is a tale of apparent chance. How the publicity-hungry Paul and Ryan walked through it...
  • Unable To Confront Right-Wing Surge, [Austrian] Chancellor Steps Down

    05/12/2016 8:06:11 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 9 May 2016 | by Oliver JJ Lane
    Austria’s Social Democratic Chancellor stood down in a shock announcement this morning amid collapsing support for traditional parties in the country, in a move which has been called “a beautiful day for Austria” by his insurgent nationalist opponents. Socialist-left Chancellor Werner Faymann’s Social Democratic Party of Austria failed to even make it to the second round of voting in last month’s presidential elections, as citizens voted overwhelmingly for candidates from alternative political movements. Just one in ten Austrians voted for the party in government. After the count, only Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party of Austria and Alexander Van der...
  • Arkansas Judge Resigns After Thousands of Nude Photos of Defendants Found

    05/11/2016 7:04:28 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 42 replies
    nbc ^ | MAY 10 2016, | TIM STELLOH
    An Arkansas judge accused of swapping sex for reduced sentences resigned after a state commission said it discovered thousands of photographs from his computer depicting nude male defendants. In a letter to the Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission, Cross County District Judge Joseph Boeckmann said his resignation was effective immediately, and that he would never again seek a job as a local, county or state employee. The commission said it was in the process of recovering as many as 4,500 photos. "They all depict young men, many naked who are in various poses inside the judge's home and outside in...
  • Charlotte's LGBT Chamber president resigns after sex-offender status surfaces

    04/09/2016 12:13:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 31 replies
    The former president of Charlotte's LGBT Chamber of Commerce has resigned after he came under fire from a conservative group, which noted that he is on a sex offender list and questioned his role in supporting the city's expanded nondiscrimination ordinance. Chad Sevearance-Turner had been the president of the chamber, which supported the newly expanded ordinance that gives legal protection for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals. . . . Sevearance-Turner was arrested in 1998, when he was 20, and charged in Cherokee County, S.C., with a "lewd act, committing or attempting a lewd act upon a child under 16."...
  • Iain Duncan Smith's resignation letter in full

    03/20/2016 3:44:56 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    itv.com ^ | 18 March 2016 | Iain Duncan Smith
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  • Two more staffers resign from Breitbart

    03/14/2016 12:19:29 PM PDT · by Nickname · 166 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/14/16 | HADAS GOLD
    Two more staffers for Breitbart have resigned from the company, citing the website's pro-Donald Trump stance. National security correspondent Jordan Schachtel and associate editor Jarrett Stepman sent their resignations to management on Monday afternoon. "The company no longer resembles the ideals that inspired me to start writing for them three years ago. Some of us have been fighting behind the scenes against the party-line Trump propaganda for some time, but without any success, unfortunately," Schachtel said in a statement. "Breitbart News is no longer a journalistic enterprise, but instead, in my opinion, something resembling an unaffiliated media Super PAC for...
  • Michelle Fields, Ben Shapiro Resign From Breitbart

    03/13/2016 9:41:18 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 322 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | March 13, 2016 | Rosie Gray & McKay Coppins
    “Today I informed the management at Breitbart News of my immediate resignation,” the reporter at the center of the controversy at the conservative site told BuzzFeed News, the week after Trump’s campaign manager allegedly grabbed her. Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields and editor-at-large Ben Shapiro are resigning from the company over the site’s handling of Donald Trump’s campaign manager’s alleged assault on Fields, BuzzFeed News has learned...
  • MSNBC Fires Host Who Wore Tampon Earrings and Compared Abortion to Cancer Treatment

    03/02/2016 9:17:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 2, 2016 | Conor Beck
    Journalist Melissa Harris-Perry of MSNBC has made no fans in the pro-life movement, but her network has had enough of her, too. The Daily Caller reports that Harris-Perry grew very angry about her show being pre-empted by election coverage, resulting in her lashing out. She announced that her lack of airtime made her feel “worthless,” and led her to start boycotting her own show. This did not earn her much sympathy from the network. Reconciliation between Harris-Perry and the network is now impossible, and they are only discussing severance, according to the report. In regard to her treatment by MSNBC...
  • The Year of Mercy Begins

    02/24/2016 10:36:23 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper | December 8th, 2015 | Christopher A Ferrara & Michael J. Matt
    The Year of Mercy Begins The Remnant Begs Pope Francis to Either Change Course or Renounce Petrine Office Reprinted from The Remnant (12/8/15) December 8, 2015 Feast of the Immaculate Conception Your Holiness: Pope Celestine V (r. 1294), recognizing his incapacity for the office to which he had so unexpectedly been elected as the hermit Peter of Marrone, and seeing the grave harm his bad governance had caused, resigned the papacy after a reign of only five months. He was canonized in 1313 by Pope Clement V. Pope Boniface VIII, removing any doubt about the validity of such an extraordinary...
  • Madden: Pro-abortion Purdue Staffer Accused of Rape Threats Resigns

    02/15/2016 3:14:29 PM PST · by Mrs. P · 9 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 15, 2016 | Nate Madden
    Jamie Newman, a staff member at Purdue University has resigned his position in the wake of threat allegations made by a student organization last week. The Blaze reported Monday: "Yeah, I just quit," Jamie Newman told the Lafayette Journal & Courier. "Tell the world." Purdue confirmed the resignation and said it was effective immediately.
  • University Staffer Who Threatened to Rape Pro-Life Women Resigns, Refused to Apologize

    02/15/2016 12:50:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 33 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | February 15, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    The Purdue University staffer who allegedly threatened online to rape pro-life women handed in his resignation Monday after refusing to apologize for his comments. Jamie Newman quit Monday morning amid outrage from students, the local community and pro-lifers across the nation, according to the Lafayette Journal & Courier. “Yeah, I just quit,” Newman wrote in an email to the newspaper. “Tell the world.” Purdue spokeswoman Julie Rosa said they accepted Newman’s resignation, which they believe is “the appropriate outcome” to the situation. Last week, Students for Life of America reported discovering Newman’s violent comment while monitoring online discussions about its...
  • Yale Lecturer Resigns After Email on Halloween Costumes [Another one bites the dust]

    12/08/2015 10:09:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/07/2015 | By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    A Yale lecturer who came under attack for challenging students to stand up for their right to decide what Halloween costumes to wear, even to the point of being offensive, has resigned from teaching at the college, the university said Monday. The lecturer, Erika Christakis, an expert in early childhood education, wrote an email in October suggesting that there could be negative consequences to students ceding "implied control" over Halloween costumes to institutional forces. "I wonder, and I am not trying to be provocative: Is there no room anymore for a child or young person to be a little bit...
  • University of Missouri names retired black professor as interim president

    11/13/2015 9:28:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/13/2015 | BY MEG WAGNER, LEONARD GREENE
    The University of Missouri took a major step toward healing Thursday, naming a retired black law professor and chancellor emeritus as the school’s new interim president. Michael Middleton, who earned his bachelor's and law degrees from the school, inherits a campus beset by racial strife. He takes over just days after a student hunger strike and a boycott by black members of the football team forced the resignation of then-president Tim Wolfe. "We all must heighten our focus, improve our culture and share the responsibility to see our university advance in healthy ways built upon respect for others," Middleton said....
  • Claremont McKenna dean resigns after students protest racial bias [Another one bites the dust]

    11/12/2015 5:37:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/12/2015 | Teresa Watanabe and Carla Rivera
    Stdent protests roiled college campuses Thursday, when Claremont McKenna College's dean of students resigned under pressure over racial tensions and protesters at more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide demanded the cancellation of student debt. Dean Mary Spellman at Claremont McKenna stepped down after she sparked a campus protest and hunger strikes by two students this week over her email to a Latina student saying she would work to serve those who "don't fit our CMC mold." Spellman later apologized but her remarks appeared to be a tipping point for students who have pressed the campus for months for greater...
  • Trump: Mizzou situation “disgusting … their demands are crazy”

    11/12/2015 3:07:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/12/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    And that’s just the warm-up. Donald Trump understands the dynamics of power, and absolutely nails the problems at the University of Missouri and Yale this week. Calling the spectacle at Mizzou “disgusting,” Trump laid the blame for it at the feet of Tim Wolfe for resigning under pressure, saying that Mizzou should have hired Trump as chancellor:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “I think the two people that resigned are weak, ineffective people,” he said. “I think that when they resigned, they set something in motion that’s going to be a disaster for the next long period of time....
  • Mizzou prof. resigns, refusing to cancel exam due to reports of threats against black students

    11/11/2015 4:39:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/11/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via Campus Reform, Melissa Click somehow remains a faculty member in good standing while Dale Brigham is packing his bags.Which makes sense, come to think of it. Who’s more in tune with the zeitgeist at Mizzou, Click or this guy? Dr. Dale Brigham, considered one of the most beloved professors at the University of Missouri, has been forced to resign after initially refusing to cancel an exam for students who claimed to feel “unsafe.”"If you don't feel safe coming to class, then don’t come to class," Dr. Brigham told his students. "I will be there, and there will be...
  • Flashpoint in Berlin as anti-immigration protesters clash with police - want Merkel's resignation

    11/07/2015 3:09:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/07/15 | Imogen Calderwood
    Flashpoint in Berlin as anti-immigration protesters clash with police and call for 'traitor to the people' Angela Merkel's resignation Violence erupted in the streets of Berlin today as thousands of anti-immigration protesters clashed with police and counter-demonstrators. Pro-migration activists took to the streets of the German capital to shout down the yells of the anti-migrant demonstrators protesting against Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door refugee policy. Furious Germans condemned Ms Merkel, waving German flags and chanting 'Merkel must go' and 'Traitor to the people'.
  • 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 I’m sure you’ve 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 ‘Today’s 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 you’ve often heard me say, this isn’t about me. It’s about the people. It’s 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
    http://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | 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 Boehner’s (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. “I’m disappointed. This is a victory for the crazies,” King told Newsday. “You can’t 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 maker’s market value. “Volkswagen needs a fresh start—also 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 clerk’s office. Pope told The Jackson Sun they didn’t 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 clerk’s 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 clerk’s 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 Court’s 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 County’s 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
    tucsonnewsnow.com ^ | 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.