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  • MA: Congressman resigns to take UMass job (Rep. Martin Meehan accepts Chancellor role)

    05/09/2007 10:26:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 772+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/9/07 | Andrew Miga - ap
    WASHINGTON - Democratic Rep. Martin Meehan, known for his work on campaign finance reform, formally submitted his resignation from Congress on Wednesday, paving the way for him to become chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Meehan, 50, said his resignation letter was delivered to House officials Wednesday morning. His resignation is effective July 1. University of Massachusetts trustees in March had approved Meehan as head of the Lowell campus, his alma mater. Meehan, who was elected to Congress in 1992, graduated cum laude from UMass-Lowell in 1978. "I have a strong attachment to the school," said Meehan in...
  • BP chief resigns after lying over affair with gay lover

    05/01/2007 12:48:11 PM PDT · by bedolido · 7 replies · 362+ views ^ | 5-1-2007 | staff writer
    BP chief Lord Browne has quit after admitting he lied to the High Court over how he met his gay lover. Following his resignation, Lord Browne said: "In my 41 years with BP I have kept my private life separate from my business life. I have always regarded my sexuality as a personal matter, to be kept private."
  • Lobbyist linked to Abramoff case resigns from law firm

    04/16/2007 6:11:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 230+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/16/07 | Erica Werner - ap
    A lobbyist tied to the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling scandal has resigned from the law firm where he worked, company officials said Monday. Kevin Ring worked with Abramoff until early 2005 and previously was an aide to California GOP Rep. John Doolittle, whose ties to the convicted GOP lobbyist are under investigation in the ongoing corruption probe. Ring resigned effective last Friday from Barnes & Thornburg LLP, said managing partner Alan A. Levin. Ring joined Barnes & Thornburg after leaving Abramoff's firm, Greenberg Traurig LLP. Barnes & Thornburg is based in Indianapolis and has offices throughout the Midwest and in Washington....
  • Putnam coach resigns after insulting player (CT)

    04/14/2007 1:22:00 PM PDT · by Ellesu · 8 replies · 929+ views
    04/14/07 | MARC ALLARD rules:link only
  • Michigan's Female U.S. Attorney Resigns

    02/24/2007 10:56:18 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 1,281+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/24/07 | AP
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Michigan's first female U.S. attorney says she is stepping down, prompting speculation that she is the latest in a wave of resignations forced by the Bush administration. Margaret M. Chiara, 63, said Friday she would resign her position effective March 16, but did not say why. She said in a statement issued by her office that she intends to remain in public service. Chiara was unavailable for comment Friday because she was attending to personal matters, an aide said. Seven other U.S. attorneys have been forced to resign in recent months. Democrats have accused the Bush...
  • Bolton Departs

    12/05/2006 6:10:47 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 19 replies · 741+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5 December 2006 | Staff
    Mr. Bolton served with exemplary tact at Turtle Bay, notwithstanding critics who said he wouldn't. More important, he has stood forcefully for American interests despite the leaks and sniping from the office of Secretary General Kofi Annan. He helped to corral votes for resolutions isolating Iran and North Korea for their nuclear programs. He was assailed for leading the fight against Mr. Annan's "reformed" Human Rights Council, but he and the U.S. are now looking prescient as that Council descends into one more Israel-bashing cabal. He also fought harder for U.N. reform than have his critics who claim to want...
  • Senator McCain Resigns from Board of Trustees. Confirmed!

    11/07/2006 1:16:39 PM PST · by kokonut · 18 replies · 579+ views
    Kokonut Pundits ^ | November 7, 2006 | MM
    Well. It's confirmed. Senator McCain resigned his honorary position from the Board of Trustees at Gallaudet University. Like one commenter said, "McCain can take a LOT of flak- Gee, Deafies ran off the guy who stood up to the North VN Communists! ACK!" Indeed. McCain was a POW in North Vietnam. He's now an ex-honorary member of Gallaudet's Board of Trustees....
  • Foley resigns from Congress over e-mails

    09/29/2006 12:56:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 118 replies · 6,325+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/29/06 | David Espo - ap
    WASHINGTON - Rep. Mark Foley (news, bio, voting record), R-Fla., resigned from Congress on Friday, effective immediately, in the wake of questions about e-mails he wrote a former male page. "I am deeply sorry and I apologize for letting down my family and the people of Florida I have had the privilege to represent," he said in a statement issued by his office. The two-sentence statement did not refer to the e-mails and gave no reason for Foley's decision to abruptly abandon a flourishing career in Congress. Foley, 52, had been a shoo-in for a new term until the e-mail...
  • HP chair resigns amid probe fallout (Patricia Dunn 'shoved' off HP board)

    09/22/2006 3:16:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 501+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/22/06 | Jordan Robertson - ap
    PALO ALTO, Calif. - Hewlett-Packard Co. shoved Chairwoman Patricia Dunn off its board Friday, severing its ties to a leader whose efforts to plug a media leak morphed into a spying scandal that has spawned criminal and congressional investigations. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company will turn the chairmanship over to its chief executive, Mark Hurd, who was supposed to take over that job in January as part of changes announced two weeks ago. But things have changed since then amid a wave of leaked documents revealing how deeply HP's investigators intruded into the personal lives of seven directors, nine journalists,...
  • Ford names new CEO

    09/05/2006 1:26:21 PM PDT · by B Knotts · 52 replies · 1,378+ views
    CNNMoney ^ | 9/5/2006
    NEW YORK ( -- Ford Motor Co. Tuesday surprised the auto industry by tapping senior Boeing executive Alan Mulally as its new chief executive officer, succeeding current CEO Bill Ford, who will stay on as chairman. Mulally, 61, who heads Boeing's commercial airplane unit, will become president and CEO of Ford immediately as the struggling automaker gets set to unveil a huge overhaul of its North American auto operations. Mulally was most recently executive vice president at Boeing .
  • Deputy Secretary of State Zoellick resigns

    06/19/2006 9:33:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 645+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/19/06 | Anne Gearan -ap
    WASHINGTON - Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick, the department's No. 2 official, is resigning, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced Monday. Rice praised Zoellick's "tireless work ethic," and said he had served as her "alter ego" in the department. She did not announce a replacement. "Our nation is stronger and safer because of your work," Rice said at the State Department. Zoellick told reporters later that he had informed Rice and the White House months ago he was thinking of leaving the post. After six intensive years as U.S. trade chief and then as Rice's deputy, "I determined to...
  • AP - Source: CIA Director Goss Resigns

    05/05/2006 10:52:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 99 replies · 4,363+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/5/06 | AP
    WASHINGTON - CIA Director Porter Goss has resigned, a senior administration official said. President Bush, who has been making staff changes at the White House to reinvigoriate his second term, was making another personnel announcement Friday. Bush's new chief of staff, Joshua Bolten, has made several changes since taking over last month. Recently, longtime Bush adviser and confidant Karl Rove had the policy-making portion of his portfolio taken away so he could focus on the midterm elections and White House press secretary Scott McClellan announced his resignation. McClellan has been replaced by Fox News commentator Tony Snow. McClellan's last briefing...
  • Stressed Mexican Police Chief Resigns

    03/25/2006 8:00:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 496+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/25/06 | Olga R. Rodriguez - ap
    MONTERREY, Mexico - The former police chief of the border city of Nuevo Laredo on Friday said he resigned because he was tired from the stress of working in a city dominated by drug cartels fighting a bloody turf war. Omar Pimentel, 38, resigned late Wednesday, hours after police found three charred bodies dumped by the side of a road leading into Nuevo Laredo. Police did not immediately know how the bodies got there or who was behind the killings. "The truth is that I was tired. It's a tough job and with so much pressure that it becomes mentally...
  • Interior Secretary Gail Norton Resigns

    03/10/2006 9:41:38 AM PST · by pabianice · 129 replies · 7,522+ views
    Fox News | 3/10/06
    No warning. Just resigned. No further details.
  • Embattled Greensboro Police Chief Resigns (allegations of racial profiling & secret police)

    01/09/2006 1:47:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies · 865+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/09/06
    Embattled Greensboro Police Chief Resigns 10 minutes ago Greensboro Chief of Police David Wray has announced his resignation. In a letter dated Monday morning, Wray said events of the past several months created controversy and hurt his ability to lead the force. Assistant Chief Tim Bellamy was named acting chief effective immediately, according to City Manager Mitchell Johnson. Wray has dealt with allegations of a unit in his department targeting officers with investigations based on race. Johnson is reviewing a report concerning the accusations. Scheduling of officers has also caused unrest in the department. Johnson last month told Wray he...
  • Former Indian FM resigns over Iraq oil-for-food scandal

    12/06/2005 11:15:35 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 643+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/6/05 | AFP
    NEW DELHI, India (AFP) - Former Indian foreign minister Natwar Singh resigned from the cabinet in the wake of charges that he and the ruling Congress party skimmed the UN oil-for-food scheme in Iraq. "I reiterate that I am completely innocent.... However, I do not wish to be the excuse for opposition to stall the parliament. Hence I have decided to tender my resignation from the cabinet," Singh told reporters. He said that he had not violated any law in "letter or spirit." Singh was removed from the foreign ministry last month pending an inquiry into a UN report naming...
  • Konerko re-signs with White Sox

    11/30/2005 12:27:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 357+ views ^ | 11/30/2005 | Scott Merkin
    CHICAGO -- The sheer and utter perfection found by the White Sox during their championship 2005 campaign now has been extended into the offseason. General manager Ken Williams and his staff entered this particular period with two major goals in mind: Re-sign free agent first baseman Paul Konerko and add a left-handed power presence to the middle of the White Sox order. The second goal was accomplished first, with the acquisition of designated hitter Jim Thome from Philadelphia. But the offseason's most important moment played out for the White Sox on Wednesday, as Konerko and the team agreed to a...
  • Professor Daly (Frag Professor)submits resignation.(VANITY)

    11/23/2005 5:59:59 AM PST · by mware · 23 replies · 1,033+ views
    alice_in_bubbaland ^ | 11/23/05 | mware
    Just got this information from alice_in_bubbaland, who attended the meeting at Warrent Comminuty College last night. The Prof. (John Daly) submitted his resignation letter and the Board of Trustees accepted it!!!!!!!!!
  • "Miers Surrenders" CARTOON featuring SCOTUS nominee Harriet Miers

    10/28/2005 9:49:15 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 8 replies · 1,604+ views ^ | 10-27-2005 | IPWGOP
    (click here to see it reeeeeeeally large)
  • FDNY Chaplain Resigns After 9/11 Remarks

    09/30/2005 9:45:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 2,013+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/30/05 | Michael Weissenstein - ap
    NEW YORK - The fire department's new Muslim chaplain abruptly resigned Friday after saying in a published interview that a broader conspiracy, not 19 al-Qaida hijackers, may have been responsible for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. "It became clear to him that he would have difficulty functioning as an FDNY chaplain," Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta told reporters an hour before Imam Intikab Habib was to be officially sworn in. "There has been no prior indication that he held those views." Habib told Newsday in an interview published Friday that he was skeptical of the official version of the attack on...