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  • Pentagon Spokesman Resigns After New SecDef’s 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.
  • Clinton ally resigns in mark of infighting (David Brock)

    02/09/2015 5:12:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/09/15 | Peter Sullivan
    Hillary Clinton ally David Brock on Monday resigned from the board of a pro-Clinton super-PAC, according to a letter obtained by Politico, accusing it of leaking information about other pro-Clinton groups. The move is a sign of fighting among the network of pro-Clinton groups, the kind of strife that plagued the Clinton campaign in 2008 but that allies were trying to avoid this time around. Brock is resigning from the board of Priorities USA Action, and his letter claims that officials there leaked information to The New York Times about the fundraising practices of two pro-Clinton groups founded by Brock:...
  • US envoy to Mideast resigns after collapse of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

    06/27/2014 3:00:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies ^ | 6/27/14 | staff
    US Middle East peace envoy Martin Indyk has resigned following the collapse of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. A US official who spoke on condition of anonymity did not provide a reason for Indyk's departure, which had been widely expected after the two sides failed to meet their goal of reaching a comprehensive peace agreement this spring. Indyk will return to the Washington-based Brookings Institution think tank, the official said. US Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed on Friday that Indyk was leaving his post as top US envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Kerry praised Indyk and thanked him for his...
  • US envoy in Sudan forced to resign after accepting Islam (should this surprise us?)

    02/12/2014 5:17:00 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    World Bulletin ^ | 06 February 2014 | World Bulletin / News Desk
    The US charge d’affaires in Khartoum, Joseph D Stafford, resigned from his post after he converted to Islam, Sudanese local media sources said. Stafford told the foreign ministry that his resignation was made for "personal reasons" but Sudanese sources claimed that the envoy was forced to resign after he turned to Islam. Sources said that Stafford has recorded visits to the headquarters of Ansar al-Sunnah in Sudan and established a close relationship with a number of Sudanese clerics through these visits. The U.S. State Department has not made any statement to confirm or deny the news on Joseph Stafford. After...
  • Reset: U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul Announces Resignation

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

    01/28/2014 12:37:11 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 43 replies ^ | 28 Jan 2014 | afp
    Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov resigned on Tuesday in a bid to ease Ukraine's deadly two-month crisis as lawmakers debated key reforms.
  • Director of Oregon’s Obamacare Exchange (Rodney King) Resigns

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

    11/27/2013 9:15:06 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 27, 2013 |
    A Democratic Colorado state senator resigned Wednesday to avoid a possible recall election over a controversial gun control law that led to the ouster of two of her colleagues earlier this year. Sen. Evie Hudak, who has represented a district that includes Denver’s western suburbs since 2008, announced her resignation less than a week before opponents planned to submit petitions to recall her. Calling the decision “difficult,” Hudak said she decided to resign to protect the new gun control legislation and to ensure her constituents would not have to pay for a special election.
  • California Democratic Party Official Resigns Over Offensive Tweet

    09/22/2013 11:22:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | September 21, 2013
    A Democratic Party official in Sacramento County has resigned after sending an offensive Twitter message during a heated exchange over President Obama’s health care law. SNIP Brauer addressed the offensive tweet to Amanda Carpenter, a speechwriter for Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, as House Republicans voted to defund the health care law. Brauer wrote, “May your children all die from debilitating, painful and incurable diseases.” SNIP
  • Deputy CIA Director Resigns

    06/12/2013 12:53:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 189 replies
    Chad Pergram ^ | 6/12/13 | Chad Pergram
    Chad Pergram ‏@ChadPergram 2m Deputy CIA Director Mike Morell resigns.
  • Acting IRS head Miller resigns after agency controversy

    05/15/2013 4:34:00 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    WASHINGTON - Steven Miller, who resigned on Wednesday as the acting head of the Internal Revenue Service, said in a message to colleagues that there is a "strong and immediate need" to restore public trust in the nation's tax agency. Miller resigned after the IRS became embroiled in a controversy over the agency's targeting of conservative groups for extra scrutiny. "It is with regret that I will be departing from the IRS as my acting assignment ends in early June," Miller said in an internal message that was released by the IRS. "This has been an incredibly difficult time for...
  • Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll Resigns

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

    01/09/2013 2:51:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/9/13 | Becket Adams
    Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced Wednesday that she is resigning from the Obama administration. “[A]fter much discussion with family and close friends, I have decided to begin a new future,” Solis told her staff in an email. Following news of her departure, the president released the following statement: Over her long career in public service – as an advocate for environmental justice in California, state legislator, member of Congress and Secretary of Labor – Hilda Solis has been a tireless champion for working families. Over the last four years, Secretary Solis has been a critical member of my economic team...
  • Egyptian Who 'Invited' Jews 'Back Home' Resigns Post

    01/07/2013 1:52:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/1/13 | David Lev
    Essam el-Erian, a top advisor to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, has resigned from his position, Egyptian media reported Sunday. Although the report said that el-Arian had willingly made the decision because he was “occupied with other work,” analysts said that there was no doubt that he was pressure to quit – after inviting back to Egypt the descendants of Jews who were thrown out of the country, or who fled due to anti-Semitic violence. A report on Israel Radio quoted Egyptian state-controlled radio as broadcasting a statement from el-Erian, who said he had decided to quit his position as a...
  • Analysis: Barak Exits the Left’s House of Cards

    11/26/2012 2:37:09 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/11/12 | Tzvi ben Gedalyahu
    Monday’s resignation of Defense Minister Ehud Barak is another crack in the foundations of the center-left, which has been in a state of denial ever before the expulsion of Jews from Gush Katif and other Jewish communities in Gaza and northern Samaria in 2005. Buoyed by a largely center-left Israeli and foreign media, which have done all but openly campaign against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, the Labor and Kadima parties have been grasping a dead limb that props up Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas as a “peace partner.” The center-left parties feed themselves on feeling good over support of the...
  • ATF official resigns after Issa, Grassley nail him in congressional Fast and Furious report

    08/02/2012 7:32:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/2/12 | Matthew Boyle
    The man who served as the deputy director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives during Operation Fast and Furious resigned on Tuesday, an agency spokesman told The Associated Press on Thursday. William Hoover was one of the five ATF officials House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa and Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley singled out as responsible for Operation Fast and Furious. ATF spokesman Drew Wade told the AP that Hoover resigned on Tuesday – the day Issa and Grassley released the congressional report in which they singled out Hoover and four of his colleagues. Wade did not...
  • Discipline Decided In North Central Cheating Scandal (1 Indy Teacher Resigns, 5 Others Suspended)

    06/30/2012 5:33:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Discipline Decided In North Central Cheating Scandal1 Teacher Resigns, 5 Others Suspended Without Pay UPDATED: 9:37 pm EDT June 29, 2012 INDIANAPOLIS -- Disciplinary action has been decided for the six North Central High School biology teachers involved in an ISTEP cheating scandal. The Washington Township School District and the Indiana Department of Education conducted an investigation that found that a North Central biology teacher took extensive handwritten notes on the test's questions while students completed the online exam in 2009 and 2010. **SNIP** "Teacher A" shared the typed document with four other biology teachers at the school, one of...
  • DC Council chair resigns after bank fraud charge (second councilmember to do so since January)

    06/06/2012 7:36:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/6/12 | Eric Tucker - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the District of Columbia Council resigned Wednesday effective immediately after being charged in federal court with lying about his income on bank loan applications. The bank fraud charge against Kwame R. Brown, one of the most influential power brokers in the D.C. government, is the latest allegation of criminal wrongdoing to roil local politics in the nation's capital. It means further shakeup on the council. Councilmember Phil Mendelson confirmed to The Associated Press that Brown had resigned. He had submitted a resignation letter by the end of the day. "I have made some very...
  • Openly gay foreign-policy spokesman for Romney campaign resigns; Update: “He wasn’t under wraps”

    05/01/2012 4:45:34 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 18 replies
    HotAir ^ | 05/01/2012 | Allahpundit
    Jen Rubin suggests(also, says he was forced out by anti-gay conservatives) that he quit in frustration, because Romney was too afraid of social conservative disapproval to let him speak for the campaign right now even though the OBL anniversary has pushed foreign policy front and center in the campaign. True?
  • Top EPA official resigns over 'crucify' comment

    04/30/2012 9:42:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Google ^ | 4/30/12 | DINA CAPPIELLO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's top environmental official in the oil-rich South and Southwest region has resigned after Republicans targeted him over remarks made two years ago when he used the word "crucify" to describe his approach to enforcement. In a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson sent Sunday, Al Armendariz says he regrets his words and stresses that they do not reflect his work as administrator of the five-state region including Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.
  • CA: Embattled Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer resigns

    04/20/2012 4:22:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 4/20/12 | Julia Prodis Sulek
    Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, who for two months has been embroiled in a sex and addiction scandal that riveted the Bay Area, told the Bay Area News Group today she is resigning from office. Lockyer, the wife of state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, will tell her colleagues and constituents in a letter that she wanted to focus on the well-being of her 8-year-old son and recovery from chemical dependency and her alleged beating by her ex-lover. "Today is a significant day for me personally and professionally," she told a reporter in the living room of their home in the Hayward...
  • German president resigns in setback for Merkel

    02/17/2012 9:36:01 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 2/17/12 | Noah Barkin and Madeline Chambers - Reuters
    ERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel's hand-picked choice for the ceremonial post of president resigned Friday in a scandal over political favors, dealing a blow to the German chancellor in the midst of the euro zone debt crisis. In a curt five-minute statement at the Bellevue presidential palace, Christian Wulff acknowledged that he had lost the trust of the German people, making it impossible to continue in a role that is meant to serve as a moral compass for the nation. "For this reason it is no longer possible for me to exercise the office of president at home and abroad...
  • Lead global warming author quits IPCC project

    12/23/2011 10:15:00 AM PST · by Mustang Driver · 1 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | December 23, 2011 | Don Surber
    The UN’s global warming unit, IPCC, is so discredited that “it is not clear how much additional benefit there is to having a huge bureaucratic scientific review effort under UN auspices” said Ken Caldeira in announcing that he is resigning as one of its leading authors on the next IPCC report. The previous one won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Outside of a few skeptical bloggers, you will not see this story anywhere else. If anyone doubts there is a bias in the media for the bright and shiny object called Global Warming (aka Climate Change, Climate Disruption and...
  • MF Global CEO Jon Corzine resigns

    11/04/2011 8:48:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/4/11 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - MF Global Holdings Ltd Chief Executive Jon Corzine resigned, four days after the futures brokerage filed for bankruptcy protection. In a statement issued by a Corzine spokesman, Corzine said he voluntarily offered to step down, saying his decision was best for the company and its stakeholders.
  • Dean Of St Paul's Cathedral To Resign

    10/31/2011 7:55:56 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 9 replies
    Sky News ^ | October 31st 2011 | Staff
    The Dean of St Paul's Cathedral is resigning amid criticism of the handling of protesters camping outside the church. The Rt Rev Graeme Knowles announced his intention to resign from his post after informing the Chapter and Bishop of London on Sunday night. He has removed himself from operations with immediate effect and plans to submit his resignation to the Queen later on Monday. In light of his resignation, the Bishop of London has been asked to help with the Occupy London protests outside the cathedral. In a statement, the Dean said: "The past fortnight has been a testing time...
  • Banana Man Wins: High School Principal Gone

    09/28/2011 12:16:01 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 26 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 9/28/11 | Ben Maller
    The high school principal who pushed to suspend a 14-year-old autistic boy for running onto the field during halftime of a football game while wearing a banana man costume has resigned. Karen Spillman lasted less than two months at Colonial Forge High School in Stafford, Va. The superintendent wouldn't say why Spillman is officially out. Bryan Thompson became an Internet folk hero after he ended up in handcuffs in the back of a police car following his Sept. 16 stunt
  • S&P chief resigns; hedge fund seeks parent split

    08/23/2011 10:45:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/23/11 | CHRISTINA REXRODE
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Standard & Poor's wild month continues. The president of S&P is stepping down just two weeks after the rating agency stripped the United States of its AAA credit rating. At the same time, an activist hedge fund is calling for S&P's parent to break into four separate companies to unlock more value for shareholders. McGraw-Hill Cos., the parent company, said that the resignation of Deven Sharma was not related to Jana Partners' break-up proposal or to S&P's polarizing decision to downgrade its rating on U.S. debt. McGraw-Hill named Citibank's chief operating officer, Douglas Peterson, to the...
  • David Wu resigns from House amid scandal

    08/03/2011 7:16:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/3/11 | Jamie Klatell
    Scandal-plagued Rep. David Wu (D-Oregon) resigned from the House of Representatives on Wednesday. A statement from Wu's office said the congressman had notified both Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) of his resignation, which will be effective as of 11:59 p.m. “Serving as a U.S. Congressman has been the greatest honor of my life. There is no other job where you get up each day and ask, ‘How can I try to make the world a better place today?’" Wu said in the statement. “However great the honor and engaging the work,
  • State Rep. Jacks resigns

    03/25/2011 2:04:23 PM PDT · by ThisLittleLightofMine · 7 replies
    The Columbian ^ | 3/25/2011 | Stephanie Rice
    State Rep. Jim Jacks said today he has resigned, effective immediately. The 49th District Democrat, who was first elected in 2008, said he was leaving office for personal reasons, which he did not want publicly stated. Jacks, 41, was re-elected in November. The county commissioners will appoint a replacement from a list of three nominations culled by the Clark County Democratic precinct leaders. The replacement will have to run in November to keep the seat.
  • Clinton spokesman resigns after WikiLeaks flap

    03/13/2011 11:38:11 AM PDT · by Dacula · 33 replies
    AJC ^ | 2:07 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 2011 | The Associated Press
    State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley quit on Sunday...
  • Hezbollah resigns from Lebanese government

    01/12/2011 7:39:59 AM PST · by jhpigott · 54 replies
    Just crossing the wires in Lebanon's media outlets. 5:10pm Bassil: We announce our resignation from government and we turn to the prime minister to speed up the formation of a new Cabinet.
  • BREAKING: Weigel Resigns (WaPo fake conservative blogger)

    06/25/2010 9:45:39 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 15 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | 6-25-10 | Matt Dornic
    FIRST ON FBDC: FishbowlDC has confirmed that WaPo conservative-beat blogger Dave Weigel has resigned after a slew of his anti-conservative comments and emails surfaced on FishbowlDC and Daily Caller over the past two days. A spokesperson for the Post said the paper will not offer additional comments but confirmed that the writer's resignation was accepted.
  • Entire N.J. judicial panel resigns to protest Gov. Christie's non-tenure of Justice Wallace

    06/02/2010 4:57:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies · 1,066+ views ^ | 6/2/10 | Chris Megerian/Statehouse Bureau
    TRENTON — The month-long controversy over Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to replace Supreme Court Justice John Wallace took a new turn today. Christie, who has faced a series of rebukes from critics who say the move jeopardizes the independence of the Judiciary, lost the services of a state advisory panel today after its members resigned in protest. Previous coverage: • Justice Wallace grateful for colleague support as term ends • Ousted N.J. Supreme Court Justice John Wallace thanks colleagues for support • N.J. lawyers group honors ousted state Supreme Court Justice John Wallace Jr. • N.J. attorneys voice concern over...
  • Japanese PM Yukio Hatoyama resigns amid Okinawa row

    06/01/2010 10:47:47 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies · 367+ views
    BBC News ^ | 6/1/2010 | BBC News
    Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama has announced his resignation after just eight months in office. He was forced out after breaking an election pledge to move an unpopular US military base away from the southern island of Okinawa. The move comes as his Democratic Party of Japan (DJP) struggles to revive its chances in an election due in July. The centre-left DPJ's election landslide last year ended half a century of conservative rule in Japan. But wrangling over the base distracted attention from their broader aims - pursuing a more equal alliance with the US, a bigger welfare state, and...
  • Campbell Brown Resigns From CNN, Gov. Spitzer to Slip Into Brown's Spot?

    05/18/2010 8:57:57 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 68 replies · 2,313+ views
    Media Bistro ^ | 5-18-2010
    CNN's Campbell Brown has resigned. The following are statements from both CNN President Jon Klein and a heartfelt letter from Brown explaining her reasons for leaving. STATEMENT FROM JON KLEIN, PRESIDENT OF CNN/U.S. "Today is about Campbell. We want to wish her well as she begins the next phase of her life. We respect her decision to leave. We will announce our programming plans in the coming weeks." An Excerpt From Brown's Statement "Simply put, the ratings for my program are not where I would like them to be. It is largely for this reason that I am stepping down...
  • Judge Forced To Resign For Making Obama "Deal With The Devil" Satirical Movie

    05/08/2010 2:13:53 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 16 replies · 696+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | May 8, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    What ever happened to freedom of speech? TPM reported: A municipal court judge in New Jersey resigned this week after the state Supreme Court advised him not to promote his new movie -- a satire about President Obama's life that depicts him making a deal with the devil in order to become a communist dictator. "It put me in an impossible position," the ex-judge, Kenneth Del Vecchio, told TPM in an interview today. "I had two choices: Either I could remain as a judge and shut up and have no free speech rights whatsoever ... or I had to resign."...
  • Irish bishop resigns amid sex abuse scandal

    03/24/2010 10:52:15 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 4 replies · 268+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | March 24th 2010 | Staff
    DUBLIN - Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation Wednesday of Bishop John Magee, a former papal aide who stands accused of endangering children by failing to follow the Irish church's own rules on reporting suspected pedophile priests to police. Magee apologized to victims of any pedophile priests who were kept in parish posts since he took charge of the southwest Irish diocese of Cloyne in 1987. "To those whom I have failed in any way, or through any omission of mine have made suffer, I beg forgiveness and pardon," the 73-year-old Magee said in a statement.
  • Ramon Cortines resigns from Scholastic board (schools Superintendent L.A. Unified School District)

    02/18/2010 1:55:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 339+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2/18/10 | Howard Blume
    L.A. schools Supt. Ramon C. Cortines resigned Thursday from the board of Scholastic Inc., a position that paid him compensation worth more than $150,000 last year. Cortines' dual role with the company and the district received scrutiny in the wake of an article on that subject last week in The Times. In defending his position with Scholastic in a recent interview, Cortines said he avoided any issue at the district involving the leading educational publishing company. And his senior staff said this recusal included any decision involving academic intervention programs. Scholastic provides the district's primary reading intervention program for high...
  • New York Times reporter accused of plagiarism resigns: NYT

    02/17/2010 3:37:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 524+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/17/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A Wall Street and finance reporter for The New York Times accused of plagiarism has resigned, the newspaper reported. Zachery Kouwe, who joined the Times in 2008 from the New York Post, resigned on Tuesday, the Times said, citing "two people briefed on the matter." The newspaper said Kouwe met on Tuesday with representatives of the Times, The New York Times Co. and the Newspaper Guild of New York to discuss possible disciplinary action but instead the reporter resigned. A Times Co. spokeswoman, Diane McNulty, was quoted as saying "the Times has dealt with this, as we...
  • Miss Singapore World resigns after lingerie fraud

    09/30/2009 5:38:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 1,655+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/30/09 | Neil Chatterjee
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Beauty queen Miss Singapore World has given up her crown after it emerged that she had stolen credit cards to go on a shopping spree for lingerie. Ris Low had come under public pressure to be stripped of her 2009 title, after local media reported she stole seven credit cards last year while working at a medical clinic, buying goods worth about S$8,000 ($5,662) including gold anklets and phones. Organizers of the pageant ERM World Marketing said she had resigned Tuesday of her own accord. She will no longer represent Singapore at the Miss World finals to...
  • The Politico attacks Conservatives on Van Jones Departure

    09/08/2009 7:51:17 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 10 replies · 515+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 9/8/09 | alaphiah
    I thought I’d accidently browsed over to the Daily Kos in reading the Politico’s BEN Smith’s & NIA-MALIKA Henderson’s hit piece, “Glenn Beck up, left down and Van Jones defiant.” This article was a direct frontal assault lashing out against the conservative grassroots, Fox News, talk radio, the Drudge Report’s Matt Drudge, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck .(see story) Smith and Henderson left no stone unturned attempting to fault all of Conservatism for Van Jones’ self inflicted troubles. Jones a black nationalist, anarchist, and self avowed communist remade himself into a Green Jobs/Economic rights activist and presidential advisor, found it...
  • Van Jones Resigns. No Time To Let Up

    09/06/2009 11:44:28 AM PDT · by ToddK · 27 replies · 961+ views
    WinkyDog ^ | Sept. 6, 2009 | WinkyDog
    The Marxist, Racist, Radical Jones is out, officially. However, it will be prudent to see where he goes after his resignation. It’s unlikely that we’ve see the last of him, given the immediate efforts, by the State Run Media, to martyr Jones. Even in his statement, he blames everyone, except himself, for his demise. And one can be sure that the administration that appointed him, feels the same: “On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me,” Jones said in his resignation statement. “They are using...
  • Sen. Ensign Resigns GOP Leadership Post After Admitting Affair

    06/17/2009 10:47:42 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 163 replies · 8,378+ views
    FOX News ^ | June 17, 2009 | Trish Turner and Carl Cameron
    The Republican senator who went public a day earlier about an extramarital affair has resigned his GOP leadership post on Wednesday. Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., stepped down as chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, the fourth-ranking GOP position in the Senate, after holding a brief news conference Tuesday to come clean about his affair with a former aide. He is not expected to resign from the Senate. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., confirmed the move Wednesday afternoon. "He's accepted responsibility for his actions and apologized to his family and constituents. He offered, and I accepted, his resignation as chairman...
  • CA: Consumer Affairs director resigns following audit (Carrie Lopez)

    03/27/2009 8:29:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 470+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/27/09 | Kevin Yamamura
    Department of Consumer Affairs Director Carrie Lopez submitted her resignation Friday after an internal audit determined she made "questionable" travel expense claims. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Lopez to the $142,965-a-year post in 2007. "A Department of Finance audit of her travel found questionable expenses," said Schwarzenegger press secretary Aaron McLear. "When presented with the findings, she offered her resignation. She will have the opportunity to justify those expenses and will repay the state for any expenses she cannot justify." McLear would not offer specifics of her expense problems because he said Lopez needs time to review them before they are...
  • Midwestern SEIU official resigns

    02/12/2009 9:46:06 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 415+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2/12/09 | Paul Pringle
    A high-ranking Midwest officer of the Service Employees International Union, who had been serving as trustee of a financially troubled local, has resigned after being accused of billing the labor organization for $9,000 in personal expenses. The Chicago-based Byron Hobbs, who also sat on the union's national board, is the latest of several SEIU officials to lose their positions or otherwise come under scrutiny for alleged financial improprieties. Among them is Tyrone Freeman, former president of the union's largest California local, who is the target of a federal criminal investigation. Hobbs could not be reached for comment. He was executive...
  • Blagojevich general counsel resigns (William Quinlan)

    12/30/2008 9:32:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 808+ views
    KWQC ^ | 12/30/08
    Blagojevich general counsel resignsAssociated Press - December 30, 2008 8:14 PM ET CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's chief lawyer has quit the administration to go back to private practice. William Quinlan resigned today as general counsel, a state government job. Quinlan is the latest top adviser to Blagojevich to resign since the Chicago Democrat was arrested on federal corruption charges earlier this month. Other recent departures include former chief of staff John Harris, who was arrested along with Blagojevich, and Deputy Gov. Bob Greenlee. Blagojevich has been accused of trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama's former U.S. Senate...
  • Olmert submits resignation to president

    09/21/2008 10:56:34 AM PDT · by Alouette · 21 replies · 296+ views
    YNet ^ | Sept. 21, 2008 | Roni Sofer
    PM arrives at president's official Jerusalem residence to submit his resignation after 33 months in office. Peres promises to work quickly toward establishment of new coalition, thanks Olmert for his 'contribution to country' Roni Sofer Latest Update: 09.21.08, 20:19 / Israel News Prime Minister Ehud Olmert arrived at President Shimon Peres' official residence in Jerusalem Sunday evening in order to submit his resignation just 33 months after taking office. Peres told reporters shortly after receiving the letter that he "appreciates the special way in which Olmert decided to transfer power. It was not an easy decision to make and I...
  • Japan PM Fukuda resigns over deadlock

    09/01/2008 6:04:12 AM PDT · by mazack · 16 replies · 188+ views
    Reuters ^ | September, 1st 2008 | Linda Sieg and Isabel Reynolds
    TOKYO, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Unpopular Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda said on Monday that he had decided to resign in an effort to break a political deadlock. Fukuda has been struggling to cope with a divided parliament where the opposition parties control the upper house and can delay legislation. "If we are to prioritise the people's livelihoods, there cannot be a political vacuum from political bargaining, or a lapse in policies. We need a new team to carry out policies," Fukuda said.
  • One Car Bomb Away

    08/18/2008 11:02:41 AM PDT · by cowdog77 · 6 replies · 217+ views
    Joel Rosenberg's Weblog ^ | 8/18/08 | Joel Rosenberg
    "....Pakistan now enters a dangerous moment of instability. It is not yet clear who will replace Musharraf, and as I’ve written before, Pakistan has long been one car bomb away from a bin Laden-ally seizing power. Should an al Qaeda-type Radical gain control of the country and its nuclear weapons, we could be facing an apocalyptic moment....." For all his many flaws, Musharraf was steadily becoming a Reformer. After 9/11, he became a key ally of the U.S., helping us in our war against al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan rather than interferring. He and his security forces worked...
  • McCain's national finance co-chair resigns (Former Texas Rep. Thomas G. Loeffler)

    05/18/2008 11:41:19 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 222+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/18/08 | AP
    WASHINGTON - John McCain's national finance co-chairman has stepped down, becoming the latest adviser to leave the Republican's presidential campaign because of ties to lobbyists. Former Texas Rep. Thomas G. Loeffler, one of McCain's key fundraisers, resigned after the campaign last week instructed staff to disclose all lobbying ties and to make certain they are no longer registered as lobbyists or foreign agents. McCain's campaign on Sunday confirmed Loeffler's resignation. Loeffler lobbies for the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co., which with Northrop Grumman Corp. won a lucrative contract to provide air refueling tankers for the Air Force. McCain helped...