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  • N.H. legislator resigns over Palin remark

    08/12/2010 11:29:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | August 12, 2010 | Ben Smith
    A New Hampshire Democrat who joked about Sarah Palin's death has resigned from the state's House of Representatives and ended his campaign for reelection, he announced today in a public letter to the House Speaker apologizing for bringing "this House into disrepute."Rep. Timothy Horrigan had speculated yesterday on Facebook that a slain Palin would become a martyr."I don't wish Sarah Palin dead ... but not merely for compassionate reasons. I also want her to live because a living Sarah Palin is less dangerous than a dead one."a dead Palin is more dangerous than a live one," he wrote.(Horrigan is not to be...
  • Dems urge Rangel to resign; Obama: Case troubling

    07/30/2010 5:21:46 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 62 replies · 10+ views
    google ^ | 7/30/10 | LAURIE KELLMAN (AP)
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday called ethics charges against Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel "very troubling" and said he hopes the longtime lawmaker can end his career with dignity. Several House Democrats went further, flat-out urging the New York congressman to resign."He's somebody who's at the end of his career," Obama said in an interview that aired Friday on "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric." "I'm sure that what he wants is to be able to end his career with dignity. And my hope is that it happens."Obama, speaking on the issue for the first time, praised the 20-term...
  • Top Dem (Hoyer RAT-MD): Rangel must decide alone whether to resign or face inquiry (Minnick, too!)

    07/27/2010 1:16:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7/27/10 | Jared Allen
    Top Dem: Rangel must decide alone whether to resign or face inquiryBy Jared Allen - 07/27/10 12:41 PM ET The House’s second-ranking Democrat on Tuesday said Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) will decide on his own whether to resign his seat or go forward with Thursday’s ethics inquiry. Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters he did not know what Rangel’s decision would be. The Ethics Committee on Thursday is scheduled to convene publicly to spell out its charges against the New York Democrat. Rangel is coming under growing pressure to resign. Rep. Walt Minnick (D-Idaho) became the second House Democrat...
  • Vilsack apologizes to Sherrod

    07/21/2010 2:23:10 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 90 replies
    CNN ^ | 7-21-10 | Hanna
    <p>Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he has apologized to Shirley Sherrod, who resigned from her Agriculture Department job under pressure this week over a video showing her making comments about a white farmer.</p>
  • Washington Post blogger David Weigel resigns after messages leak

    06/26/2010 8:02:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 06/26/2010 | Howard Kurtz
    David Weigel, who was hired by The Washington Post to blog about conservatives, resigned Friday after leaked online messages showed him disparaging some Republicans and commentators in highly personal terms. Weigel, whose tenure lasted three months, apologized Thursday for writing on a private e-mail exchange that Matt Drudge should "handle his emotional problems more responsibly and set himself on fire." He also mocked Ron Paul, the Texas congressman, by referring to the "Paultard Tea Party." The Daily Caller reported more inflammatory comments on Friday, with Weigel writing that conservatives were using the media to "violently, angrily divide America" and lamenting...
  • McChrystal denies offering to resign

    06/23/2010 6:15:16 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 136 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 23, 2010 | Staff
    WASHINGTON - At a precarious moment in the war in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama prepared to hear his top war commander explain biting published complaints about the commander in chief and his aides. Even before their showdown, the White House's rebuke of Gen. Stanley McChrystal suggested it would be hard for him to save his job. Ahead of his meeting with the president, McChrystal arrived at the Pentagon for meetings, including once scheduled with Defense Secretary Robert Gates. On his arrival, he denied to NBC News that he's offered his resignation. "Come on, you know better than that. No!"
  • Resign...or Change, Mr. President

    06/21/2010 8:31:06 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/21/10 | Kevin McCullough
    While defending his own policies President Obama has routinely been rude and sarcastic to his predecessor, George W. Bush. Yet Obama appears to be making the resident of the previous White House look like a genius compared to his own serious missteps in office. Case in point – Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's performance and the communication of priorities on the issue of oil rig safety in the Gulf of Mexico. It seems incomprehensible that the
  • Maj. Gen.Paul E. Vallely:We need to demand resignations of Obama,his cabinet,and members of Congress

    06/16/2010 7:26:20 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 43 replies · 903+ views
    The Post Email ^ | 6-16-10 | Sharon Rondeau
    Paul E. Vallely, Major General, US Army (Ret.), was born in DuBois, PA. He retired in 1992 from the US Army as Deputy Commanding General, US Army, Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. *snip* He was the senior military analyst for the Fox News Channel from 2000-2007. His new book, “Operation Sucker Punch,” was released in January 2009. He is Chairman of StandUpAmerica and Co-Chairman of Veteran Defenders of America. *snip* MRS. RONDEAU: I heard the broadcast on Chalice’s show last Monday wherein General Cash and you called for having Obama and his regime removed from office. How do you think the...
  • Japanese Prime Minister may resign 'within 48 hours'

    06/01/2010 6:11:59 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 11 replies · 316+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/1/2010
    Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama may step down within the next 48 hours amid growing public and political resentment at his handling of the relocation of a US Marines Corps base in Okinawa. Japanese Prime MInister Yukio Hatoyama Mr Hatoyama is scheduled to have showdown talks with Ichiro Ozawa, the secretary general of the Democratic Party of Japan, on Tuesday evening. Mr Ozawa is widely considered to be the party's kingmaker and the meeting may well determine the prime minister's political fate. Earlier on Tuesday, Mr Hatoyama said he was willing to stay on as prime minister, despite growing criticism...
  • Report: Japan's prime minister to resign-Marine base in Okinawa, falling poll numbers to blame...

    06/01/2010 6:15:54 PM PDT · by John W · 49 replies · 2,139+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 1, 2010 | MSNBC
    TOKYO - Japanese prime minister Yukio Hatoyama has said he intends to resign, a media report said Wednesday. Public broadcaster NHK said that Hatoyama told his party executives he intended to step down over his broken campaign promise to move a U.S. Marine base off the southern island of Okinawa.
  • Top offshore oil drilling official to resign

    05/17/2010 5:32:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 570+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/17/10 | Jeff Mason
    OUSTON (Reuters) – A top U.S. official who oversees offshore oil drilling at the Minerals Management Service will resign on May 31, an Obama administration official said on Monday. The departure of Chris Oynes, the associate director of offshore energy and minerals management at MMS, comes as a massive oil leak at an offshore rig in the Gulf of Mexico threatens an environmental and economic calamity along with U.S. Gulf Coast. Oynes was named to his post in 2007,
  • SEIU officials: Stern to resign

    04/12/2010 6:24:56 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 119 replies · 5,229+ views
    Politico.com ^ | April 12, 2010 | Ben Smith
    Service Employees International Union President Andrew Stern, one of America's most prominent labor leaders, is set to resign, according to a member of the union's board.
  • Obama going off the deep end

    04/11/2010 12:44:08 PM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 75 replies · 3,400+ views
    Obama going off the deep end FLOYD AND MARY BETH BROWN, COMMENTARY April 9, 2010 A recent analysis by Roger Simon of PJTV Media maintains that Obama is showing signs of mental illness. A wide variety of commentators have observed that Obama displays severe narcissism. Obama is conceited, and he is demonstrating a serious disassociation from reality. A recent case in point was Obama's bizarre and meandering 17-minute, 2,500-word answer to the simple question about how he could justify raising taxes for ObamaCare during a recession when citizens are already overtaxed. Obama's wildly inappropriate answer left the audience stunned and...
  • 'Trying to become a better person,' Ensign resists calls to resign

    04/09/2010 6:03:06 PM PDT · by redreno · 11 replies · 543+ views
    Las Vegas Review ^ | Apr. 09, 2010 | STEVE TETREAULT
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Ensign on Friday resisted calls for his resignation, saying he is trying to get back in the graces of constituents, friends and family amid investigations growing from his extramarital affair. "I have learned a great deal from this and I am trying to become a better person, a better husband, a better father, a better friend and a better senator," Ensign said. "I am working hard to do that and that is what I am going to continue to try to do."
  • Michael Steele you’re the failure I predicted you would be: resign now for the good of our country

    04/05/2010 6:02:31 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 12 replies · 631+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | April 5, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    On March 3, 2009 I wrote: Michael Steele it’s time for you to go. You’re an affirmative action failure who never should have been elected to run the RNC and you scare me. There is no evidence to suggest you have any grasp of your mission as RNC Chairman. With the life of our nation at stake, America has no time for you to learn. Nothing about you gives me hope or confidence we can turn our Party around. Since then Mister Steele you have proved me right. Red flags, “Hip hop” In February 2009 news reports told us you...
  • NEW POLL: Like Trent Lott before him, should Harry Reid be forced to resign?

    01/11/2010 6:54:27 AM PST · by mike48 · 14 replies · 726+ views
    www.daveweinbaum.com ^ | Jan 11, 10 | Dave Weinbaum
    This is a purely unscientific poll designed strictly for fun and to allow our readers to sound off on current news and political events.
  • BREAKING: Iran Ambassador to Norway resigned/seeking asylum!

    01/05/2010 4:23:18 PM PST · by DGHoodini · 109 replies · 3,548+ views
    Twitter | Tues, January 5, 2010 | ?
    It's being tweeted that the Iranian Amb to Norway has resigned and is seeking asylum in Oslo. So far I have not seen it in the MSM. It's beeing tweeted that it is been published in a Norwegian paper. Anyone read the language? Things must be gettin real bad if Ambassadors are cutting and running, as one person posted.
  • Liberals and conservatives gang up on Geithner (MUST see the hubris of Geithner)

    11/19/2009 10:27:30 PM PST · by STARWISE · 25 replies · 1,569+ views
    Politco ^ | 11-19-09
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is taking fire from both sides of the aisle, as liberals and conservatives are now pushing for him to resign. In a tense exchange before the Joint Economic Committee this morning, Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) asked Geithner to resign over his handling of the economy, AIG bonuses and stimulus spending. “Conservatives agree that as point person you’ve failed," Brady said. "Liberals are growing in that consensus as well … will you step down from your post?” One of the "liberals" Brady was referring to is Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), who said on MSNBC Wednesday there is...
  • Geithner Grilled by Rep. Kevin Brady

    11/19/2009 9:07:22 AM PST · by FromLori · 1 replies · 618+ views
    CNBC ^ | 11/19/09
    VIDEO Related thread Geithner rejects lawmaker request he resign http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2389925/posts
  • Geithner rejects lawmaker request he resign

    11/19/2009 8:07:37 AM PST · by FromLori · 22 replies · 1,148+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 11/19/09 | Gregg Robb
    reasury Secretary Timothy Geithner rejected a request from a Republican lawmaker that he resign for his handling of the economy. In a heated exchange during a hearing of the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, Rep. Kevin Brady, Republican of Texas and the top House Republican on the panel, said Geithner had failed as the Obama administration's point-man on the economy. "Will you step down from your post,?" Brady asked. Geithner replied that he served at the pleasure of President Barack Obama. Geithner said he agreed "with almost nothing" that Brady had said.