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  • Rasmussen: 61% Say It's Time for Hillary Clinton To Retire

    09/12/2017 1:27:04 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 12, 2017 | Scott Rasmussen
    Hillary Clinton is back today with a new book, "What Happened," to further explain why Donald Trump is president instead of her. But most voters still don't buy her excuses and think it's time for her to step off the national stage. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 30% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Clinton still has a future in public life. Sixty-one percent (61%) say it's time for her to retire, up from 55% just after she lost the presidential election to Trump last November. Half (49%) of voters believe Clinton's continued presence...
  • Vanity - Senator, John McCain should resign and retire!!!

    07/17/2017 6:42:51 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 58 replies
    The USA Senate should never have its urgent business held up by an aging & ailing Senator. Senator, John McCain, Arizona, who is now not sound of mind or body, should gracefully remove himself from the Senate by resigning immediately and retiring to an "Old Age" home, where he rightfully belongs. The Governor of Arizona, under law should immediately appoint a replacement to serve out the unexpired term of the failing Senator McCain. End of story.
  • To Retire Early or Not To Be, That Is the (Vanity)

    07/14/2017 3:48:57 PM PDT · by Eagles Field · 89 replies
    Apprehension | 7-14-17 | Eagles Field
    Approaching 63 early next year I’m seriously considering retiring. Still plan to work, 3 day weekends every week. In ’17 you could make around 20K, after that they would take a dollar off funds for every $2 made over ... apparently that figure will go up in ’18. Naturally the apprehension is giving up 20% for the rest of my life but I have a small pension which evens it out. But money lost nevertheless. What price is wrong for a better quality of life and precious time? Did you retire early and regret it or not and wish you...
  • Majority of Americans say Hillary should retire from public life

    11/20/2016 11:02:31 PM PST · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 20, 2016 | Jennifer Harper
    "Following Hillary Clinton's surprise loss to Donald Trump, most voters think it's time for her to quit the public arena," notes a new Rasmussen Reports survey, which finds that 55 percent of all likely voters agree that Mrs. Clinton should perhaps find something else to do. The inevitable partisan divide: 82 percent of Republicans, 54 percent of independents and 31 percent of Democrats agree with the idea, while 57 percent of the loyal Democrats say Mrs. Clinton should stay in the public life. But the dynamics appear to have changed. "Democratic voters now believe their party should go more in...
  • End of an era: Yes, Charlie Rangel will retire

    02/25/2016 9:15:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/25/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s a sad day inside the Beltway, as a fixture of the New York Democrats’ political machine makes it official: Charlie Rangel will retire at the end of the current term. According to The Hill, Charlie has finalized a decision he hinted at last year primarily because he wants to exit the public stage at the same time as Barack Obama. "I wanted so badly to complete the last year with President Obama,” the 85-year-old Democrat said during a radio interview with WCBS 880. “And even though they never gave him a fair opportunity to do all the things...
  • Embattled DEA chief Leonhart to retire: Justice Department

    04/21/2015 4:55:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | 4/21/15 | Mark Hosenball
    **SNIP** EARLIER: WASHINGTON - A U.S. congressional panel will examine whether federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents divulged secrets at sex parties that Colombian drug lords may have staged to elicit sensitive information. Following revelations of misconduct by DEA agents, a senior Obama administration official told Reuters on Tuesday that DEA chief Michele Leonhart, who was grilled in a congressional hearing last week about the sex parties, was expected to step down from her post in the near future. A DEA spokesman had no immediate comment. A spokeswoman for the Republican majority at the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform...
  • Best retirement places?

    02/13/2015 8:22:22 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 170 replies
    Myself ^ | 2-13-15 | TZ
    Looking for a place with moderate climate,stable government,low crime rate, predominantly English speaking and is not anti-gun .Where someone on a fixed lower income can afford to not have to live like a rat.
  • Pelosi Delivers Postmortem To Her Troops (Said Democrats Lost Because They Didn't Vote)

    11/06/2014 7:22:00 PM PST · by lbryce · 80 replies
    he Hill ^ | November 6, 204 | Mike Lillis
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday provided a straightforward postmortem on the sweeping defeat her party suffered at the polls two days before: Democrats didn't win, she said, because Democrats didn't vote. In a 75-minute call with the members of her caucus, the minority leader acknowledged the Democrats' "terrible year" but argued that low voter participation — not the party's message — was the root of the problem. She's vowing an all-out push to get more voters of all political persuasions to the polls in the future, and called this effort part of Congress's "moral responsibility." "Next year has to...
  • Pope Francis hints he might one day retire

    08/21/2014 3:42:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    RNS ^ | 08/21/2014 | Josephine McKenna
    VATICAN CITY (RNS) Addressing journalists on his return from his intense five-day visit to South Korea late Monday (Aug. 18), Pope Francis bantered with reporters and lightheartedly said he may only have “two or three” years left to live. The 77-year-old pontiff covered a range of topics on the flight back to the Vatican — from war-torn Iraq and his desire to visit the U.S. next year to his personal health, hinting he may retire early. He was asked how he lived with the immense popularity he has generated around the world, evident when crowds chanted his name on the...
  • Pope Francis Says He Might Retire

    05/29/2014 7:23:35 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 63 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 05/28/2014 | Barbie Latza Nadeau 
    In little-noticed remarks aboard the papal plane this week, the pontiff said he wouldn’t rule out following Pope Benedict XVI’s path. Pope Francis gave a candid midair press briefing to reporters traveling from back from the Middle East to Rome during which he talked about sex, money, and satanic Mass—and retirement. After a grueling but ultimately successful three-day visit to one of the most complicated regions on the planet, the idea of retirement probably sounded pretty good to Francis. So it is no surprise that when reporters traveling with him on the papal plane asked if he would consider resigning...
  • Government reform group launches public pension database

    02/07/2014 6:10:38 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 02/04/2014 | Jon Ortiz
    A conservative Southern California group has launched a public pension database that includes retirees’ names, their annual pension payments, years of service, last employer and year of retirement. ---SNIP-- A center press release announcing the database notes that nearly 100 former government employees received a quarter-million dollars or more in annual pension payments in 2012, that more than 1,700 CalPERS pensioners received at least $150,000 from the fund and that California’s two university systems paid 27,115 retired public employees pensions of $100,000 or more. “It’s indefensible,” Bucher said.
  • Carolyn McCarthy, Mike McIntyre to retire

    01/08/2014 12:09:46 PM PST · by amnestynone · 26 replies
    politico ^ | 01/08/20174 | John Bresnahan
    North Carolina Rep. Mike McIntyre and New York Rep. Carolyn McCarthy will not seek reelection this year, according to multiple Democratic sources familiar with their plans – marking a blow to Democratic efforts to win control of the House. The 57-year-old McIntyre, who was elected in 1996 to the Wilmington-area congressional seat, narrowly defeated Republican state Sen. David Rouzer in 2012 and was poised to face him in a 2014 rematch. His retirement from the heavily Republican district will further thin the ranks of Blue Dog Democrats. It comes less than a month after another Blue Dog, Utah Rep. Jim...
  • Report: GOP operatives, former Boehner aides expect him to retire after midterms next year

    09/05/2013 7:02:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/05/2013 | AllahPundit
    Nothing concrete, just speculation, but speculation from people who know Boehner well.Before you pop the champagne, ask yourself: How much of an improvement would Speaker Cantor be? “He has to say that [he's staying]. He can’t not say that. The minute you say [you're leaving], you’re done,” said one former GOP leadership aide who is part of Boehner’s circle. “Everybody around him thinks this is his last term.”Despite the effort by Boehner to tamp down speculation that he will depart the House after the 2014 midterms, multiple cooks in Boehner’s kitchen cabinet think the Republican is still strongly considering making...
  • Microsoft CEO Ballmer to retire within 12 months (Shares Jump)

    08/23/2013 6:52:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Friday that Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer would retire within the next 12 months, once it has selected a successor, sending its shares up almost 9 percent. Ballmer said in a statement that he would have timed his retirement in the middle of Microsoft's announced transformation to a devices and services company. But he said: "We need a CEO who will be here longer term for this new direction." The software company said its board had appointed a special committee to direct the process of appointing a new CEO.
  • Early retirement getting more rare for Minnesota public employees

    06/09/2013 8:24:50 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-8-13 | MaryJo Webster
    More Minnesota public employees are staying on the job longer -- a result of the struggling economy and a change in the rules for public workers who have long enjoyed incentives to leave the workforce in their late 50s. Last year, about 60 percent of new retirees from Minnesota's public workforce -- not including public safety workers -- waited until they were 62 or older to retire. Just seven years ago, that figure was 40 percent, according to data from Minnesota's three statewide public pension plans. This trend is expected to accelerate sharply. Within the next decade, there won't be...
  • Jason Kidd Retires, Leaves $6 Million On The Table

    06/03/2013 12:57:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/03/2013 | Tony Manfred
    New York Knicks guard Jason Kidd has retired after 19 years in the NBA. He's leaving money on the table. Kidd still had two years on his contract. He would have been paid $6 million if he finished out his contract. But after a disappointing playoffs where he looked over-matched against younger opponents, he has decided to hang it up. He also made $184 million in his NBA career, so another $6 million isn't make-or-break. Here's his statement (via Alan Hahn): "My time in professional basketball has been an incredible journey, but one that must come to an end after...
  • Report: More Doctors Plan to Retire Early (Obamacare)

    03/23/2013 1:53:23 PM PDT · by Signalman · 19 replies
    Newmax ^ | 3/23/2013 | Matthew Auerbach
    A majority of physicians see a somewhat bleak future for medicine, pointing to eroding independence and shrinking income, reports everydayhealth.com. According to a survey from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions of more than 600 doctors, six in 10 physicians said they expect many of their colleagues to retire earlier than planned in the next 1 to 3 years. That perception cuts across age, gender and specialty. Another 55 percent of doctors surveyed believe many of their colleagues will cut back on their hours because of the way medicine is changing, although the survey didn't delineate on how it was...
  • DISGRACE: McCain, Graham Slam Paul Filibuster, Call Drone-Kill Concerns ‘Ridiculous’, ‘Offensive’

    03/07/2013 3:50:30 PM PST · by montag813 · 79 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-07-2013 | John Hill
    The Amnesty Twins disgrace themselves yet again.- by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter I am disgusted. John McCain and Lindsey Graham are despicable, and must be run out of office. Here's why. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) led a 13-hour filibuster against the confirmation of CIA nominee John Brennan yesterday, in response to a merely to try and get an answer to a single question for Barack Obama and Eric Holder: “Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on an American soil?” This followed a stunning comment from...
  • Exiting State, Clinton looks to writing, speaking

    01/30/2013 3:53:56 PM PST · by OzarkSailor · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 30JAN13 | CNN Staff
    She may be 65 years old, but outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is not retiring. Instead, she's considering helping the foundation led by her husband and leaving the door open to a possible presidential run in 2016. "I have absolutely no plans to run," Clinton told CNN Tuesday -- political speak that does not rule out a change of plans -- as she prepared to hand over her State Department responsibilities to John Kerry. "I am out of politics right now."
  • Iowa's Sen. Harkin [D] to retire: Won't seek re-election

    01/26/2013 8:46:09 AM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 89 replies
    KWWL.com ^ | 1-26-2013 | Dan Schillinger
    <p>CUMMING (AP) - Iowa Senator Tom Harkin said he will not seek re-election in 2014.</p> <p>The 73-year-old told The Associated Press in an interview, "It's just time to step aside."</p> <p>By the time Harkin would finish a sixth term, he would be 81 years old.</p>