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Eric Holder Should Resign Over Spying, Editor of The Progressive Says

On “Democracy Now!” on Wednesday, Matt Rothschild reiterated his call for the attorney general to resign or be fired in the wake of recent revelations that the government was spying on the press and on Occupy protesters.

Posted on May 22, 2013 READ MORE



AP / Kostas Tsironis

Obama to Syria: Step Down, Assad

President Obama and other world leaders called Thursday for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to resign in the face of the regime’s continued violence against pro-democracy protesters.

Posted on Aug 18, 2011 READ MORE



Flickr / DJOtaku

Hustler Publisher Offers Weiner a Job

Anthony Weiner was forced to the bench in the congressional arena earlier this week, but he appears to have a more lucrative and less prudish opportunity to get back in the fight, this time for pornography mogul, free speech advocate and hammerer of sexual hypocrites Larry Flynt. (more)

Posted on Jun 17, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Junji Kurokawa

Japan’s Foreign Minister Bows Out

With political reverence alien to the U.S., Japan’s foreign minister has resigned after accusations that he accepted political donations from a foreign national. The minister, Seiji Maehara, had been seen as a potential successor to the current prime minister.

Posted on Mar 6, 2011 READ MORE



news.bbc.co.uk

Tunisia’s Interim PM Resigns Amid Protests

Following huge protests Friday and Saturday that left at least three people dead, the Tunisian interim prime minister, Mohammed Ghannouchi, has announced he will resign his position.

Posted on Feb 27, 2011 READ MORE



Flickr / World Economic Forum

U.N. Climate Change Head Resigns

Yvo de Boer, the head of the United Nations’ climate change body, has unexpectedly resigned after four years—and after the failure of the Copenhagen climate talks in December—in a move that could significantly set back global negotiations on climate change and emissions.

Posted on Feb 18, 2010 READ MORE



nato.int

Top German Soldier Quits Over Cover-Up

Germany’s top soldier, army chief Wolfgang Schneiderhan, has resigned over accusations of a cover-up after officials withheld information about a NATO airstrike that killed dozens of civilians in Afghanistan.

Posted on Nov 26, 2009 READ MORE


Mark Sanford
thenewliberator.wordpress.com

60 S.C. GOP Reps Want Sanford Out

Although he’s been trying to hang tough as South Carolina’s governor ever since this summer’s infidelity drama unfolded, Mark Sanford has some new impediments—60 of them, to be exact—that could keep him from serving out his term.

Posted on Sep 9, 2009 READ MORE


Mel Thinking
washingtonpost.com

Another One Bites the Dust

Has the world gone mad or is Sarah Palin a trendsetter? Florida’s Republican Sen. Mel Martinez has announced he will step down after Congress’ August recess, claiming that his priorities of “my faith, my family and my country” suggest it’s time for him to retire from public life. Rumors are circulating that “family problems” are behind his premature exit.

Posted on Aug 7, 2009 READ MORE


LA Film Fest
filmindependent.org

L.A. Film Fest Director Resigns Amid Prop. 8 Flap

On Tuesday, Los Angeles Film Festival Director Richard Raddon officially resigned after being embroiled in a controversy over his support for the “Yes on 8” campaign to ban gay marriage in California.

Posted on Nov 25, 2008 READ MORE


Israel’s Olmert to Hang It Up

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, beset by accusations of corruption and bribery, announced Wednesday that he will resign after an internal Kadima Party election to choose a new leader on Sept. 17.

Posted on Jul 30, 2008 READ MORE


Brauchli
online.wsj.com

Top WSJ Editor Stepping Down as Murdoch Moves In

Wall Street Journal Managing Editor Marcus Brauchli is said to be leaving his post after 24 years at the paper—an unexpected development that media-watchers are attributing to conflict over new owner Rupert Murdoch’s plans for the newspaper.

Posted on Apr 21, 2008 READ MORE


Reverend Wright
foxnews.com

Resign-a-Thon 2008 Continues

Within the span of a week, the Obama and Clinton campaigns have both weathered the scandal-induced resignations of three key advisers. In this latest round of campaign poker, Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., stepped down Friday from the Illinois senator’s African American Religious Leadership Committee.

Posted on Mar 16, 2008 READ MORE


Clinton at NNPA
AP photo / Carolyn Kaster

Ferraro Resigns, Clinton Apologizes

After a good 48 hours or so of pandemonium triggered by her racially charged comments about Barack Obama’s candidacy, a still-not-sorry Geraldine Ferraro resigned Wednesday from her post as “Honorary New York Leadership Council Chair” for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Meanwhile, Clinton herself said she did regret Ferraro’s comments ... and then some.

Posted on Mar 13, 2008 READ MORE


Zardari
AP photo / Shakil Adil

Bhutto’s Husband Won’t Seek PM Position

Although the late Benazir Bhutto’s party, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), fared well in Monday’s parliamentary election, her widower, Asif Ali Zardari (a controversial figure known in some circles as “Mr. Ten Percent”), isn’t planning to follow in her footsteps as Pakistan’s prime minister.

Posted on Feb 20, 2008 READ MORE


Fidel Castro
AP photo / Javier Galeano

Castro Retires

Fidel Castro announced on Tuesday that he “neither will aspire to nor will I accept the position of president of the Council of State and commander in chief.” He had stayed in firm control of Cuba for nearly 50 years despite all the best efforts of a superpower some 90 miles away. In the end, he was forced from office not by coup or assassination, but trouble with his intestine.

Posted on Feb 19, 2008 READ MORE


McCain
indecision2008.com

McCain Adviser Won’t Attack Obama

One of John McCain’s top advisers, Mark McKinnon, says he will resign from the campaign if Barack Obama wins the Democratic nomination, because “I would simply be uncomfortable being in a campaign that would be inevitably attacking Barack Obama.” McKinnon says he would still support McCain from a distance, but “I met Barack Obama, I read his book, I like him a great deal.”

Posted on Feb 13, 2008 READ MORE


Trent Lott
blogs.southflorida.com

Trent Lott to Resign

The Senate’s second-ranking Republican is expected to announce that he will resign by year’s end. Trent Lott’s health is fine, but he wishes to pursue “other opportunities,” a congressional official said. Lott famously put his foot in his mouth in 2002 when he said the country would have been better off had Strom Thurmond won his segregationist bid for the presidency. Update: Money and politics are likely to blame (or thank).

Posted on Nov 26, 2007 READ MORE


Shinzo Abe
AP Photo / David Guttenfelder

Japanese PM Resigns

Japan’s unpopular prime minister, Shinzo Abe, abruptly announced on Wednesday that he is stepping down.  While Abe’s resignation sounds like it should be welcome news, given his lack of public and official support, it looks like even his exit strategy has caused controversy.

Posted on Sep 12, 2007 READ MORE


Larry Craig
AP Photo / Troy Maben

And Then Again, Maybe Not

Idaho Sen. Larry Craig is apparently not absolutely certain he will resign on Sept. 30 following the discovery of, and ensuing media blitzkrieg about, his June arrest in a Minneapolis airport men’s room.  According to Craig’s camp, the embattled senator is considering his options, including the possibility of reversing his guilty plea.

Posted on Sep 4, 2007 READ MORE


Gonzales resigns
AP Photo / Charles Dharapak

Hasta Luego, Alberto

After months of intense scrutiny from the press, public and the Senate Judiciary Committee, beleaguered Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has followed in Karl Rove’s footsteps, becoming the second major member of President Bush’s inner circle to resign in this last phase of Bush’s presidency.  Gonzales called it quits on Monday, sparking a flurry of reactions on Capitol Hill.

Posted on Aug 27, 2007 READ MORE


Put an Asterisk Next to Rove’s Name

The satirist opines that the Bush adviser had some help from steroids in setting records as a divider and dirty trickster.

Posted on Aug 26, 2007 READ MORE


He Works Hard for the Money

The innovator of the Snow job says he’ll be leaving the White House before George W. Bush, but it won’t be for health reasons: “I’ve told people when my money runs out, then I’ve got to go.” Press secretary Tony Snow’s spintastic rhetorical flair will surely be missed by a president always in need of damage control and a blogosphere that has grown attached to those “did he just say that?” moments.

Posted on Aug 17, 2007 READ MORE


McCain Campaign Aides Decamp

Gone Tuesday were Sen. John McCain’s campaign manager and chief strategist as the 2008 presidential hopeful attempts to revamp his foundering White House bid.  McCain’s campaign has been plagued with rumors about the sorry state of his fundraising efforts.  McCain did not turn down the volunteered resignations of top aides Mark Selter and Terry Nelson.

Posted on Jul 10, 2007 READ MORE


Olbermann

Olbermann Calls on Bush to Resign

In another of his not-to-be-missed special comments, Keith Olbermann takes the president to task over his commutation of “Scooter” Libby’s sentence. The “Countdown” host compares Bush to Richard Nixon, who, he says, at least had the decency to resign once his abuse of power was exposed.

Posted on Jul 4, 2007 READ MORE


bartlett
AP file photo

Top Bush Aide Resigns

One of President Bush’s closest advisers will celebrate this Independence Day by liberating himself from the White House inner circle. Dan Bartlett, who has served as Bush’s aide since his early political beginnings in Texas, announced on Friday (his 36th birthday) that he will be stepping down around July 4 to seek a new career.

Posted on Jun 1, 2007 READ MORE


Wolfowitz
nytimes.com

Wolfie Waves Goodbye

Paul Wolfowitz will resign as president of the World Bank, effective June 30. He continued to insist that he behaved ethically while arranging a major raise for his girlfriend, but an internal investigation at the bank found otherwise.

Posted on May 17, 2007 READ MORE


Rumsfeld and Gates
From mindfully.org

Rumsfeld Resigns, Former CIA Director Gates Will Step In

President Bush announced that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has resigned, and former CIA Director Robert Gates (above, right) will step in at the Pentagon in prosecuting the Iraq war.

  • Hold off on the champagne just yet. Bush said during his press conference today that he and Gates share a common vision for the war in Iraq….

  • Posted on Nov 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Susan Ralston and Bush
    From ThinkProgress

    Rove Aide Resigns Over Abramoff Ties

    A congressional report said Karl Rove aide Susan Ralston passed inside White House information to Jack Abramoff while accepting his tickets to sporting and entertainment events.

    Posted on Oct 6, 2006 READ MORE


    Today in Foleygate

    The latest developments:

  • ABC News is hearing about “other members” of Congress
  • The L.A. Times and AMERICAblog explore the link between Foley and GOP leadership
  • The ultraconservative Washington Times calls for Hastert’s resignation
  • (more after the jump…)

    Posted on Oct 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Rice: I Offered to Resign in 2004

    The secretary of state told Fox News that she “offered to resign as President Bush’s national security advisor as part of a broader housecleaning following the president’s reelection in 2004.”

    Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Foleygate"
    AP / Lawrence Jackson

    Foley Scandal Could Cost GOP Control of Congress

    George Stephanopolous says that if Republican leaders knew of and kept quiet about X-rated text messages (as opposed to the simply “overfriendly” ones) former Rep. Mark Foley sent to a page, “It’s game over. The leadership will have to resign.”
    (More after the jump...)

    Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush Fired Colin Powell

    Despite having some distaste for the administration and an inkling that he might step down as secretary of state, Colin Powell, it turns out, got the boot from Bush’s then-chief of staff, Andrew Card, who said simply: “The president would like to make a change.”
    (h/t: Think Progress)

    Posted on Sep 30, 2006 READ MORE


    Rumsfeld and Murtha
    From Huffington Post

    Murtha Resolution: Rumsfeld Must Resign

    Rep. Jack Murtha, a decorated Marine veteran, has introduced a resolution calling for the resignation of the secretary of defense, “not only for his past mistakes, but for the future of the military,” he told CNN.

  • Read the actual resolution

  • Posted on Sep 13, 2006 READ MORE


    UK’s Blair to Resign in 2007, Says Paper

    British Prime Minister Tony Blair has told aides that he will step down as the leader of his party on May 31, 2007, and resign as prime minister on July 26, according to the British tabloid The Sun. He had already announced he would not seek a fourth term in office, but this is the first news of a specific resignation date.

    Posted on Sep 6, 2006 READ MORE


    Most Israelis Want Olmert Out, Says Poll

    In the wake of the Israeli prime minister’s handling of the Lebanese/Hezbollah war, 63% of Olmert’s countrymen say he should resign, according to a new poll in a leading Israeli daily. More info on Olmert’s dwindling popularity here.

    Posted on Aug 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Hillary Clinton: Rumsfeld Should Resign

    Hours after upbraiding him at a congressional hearing over what she called “failed policy” in Iraq, the junior senator from New York told an AP reporter that Rumsfeld should step down. “The secretary has lost credibility with the Congress and with the people,” she said.

  • Rumsfeld’s latest loss of credibility came during that very hearing. Check it out.

    Posted on Aug 3, 2006 READ MORE


  • Rumor: Tony Blair Will Step Down

    The British leader has been battered in the polls as of late, and in the UK it’s a lot easier to remove a head of government than it is here. AMERICAblog has the gossip (and that’s all it is now.)

    Posted on May 15, 2006 READ MORE


    Rove Indicted
    From USA Today

    Rove Reportedly Tells Bush: I Will Be Indicted and Resign

    Top Bush aide Karl Rove has told the president that he will be indicted in the CIA leak case and will resign upon the public announcement of the charges, according to Truthout.

  • Rove may be charged with perjury, obstruction of justice and lying to investigators.

  • Posted on May 12, 2006 READ MORE


    The Nation: Generals Revolt

    Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation, asks, “Is there a retired general left in the States who hasn’t called on Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to fall on his sword?”

    Posted on Apr 17, 2006 READ MORE


    Gen. Zinni
    From ThinkProgress

    Gen. Zinni Calls on Rumsfeld to Resign

    The former commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East called on the secretary of defense and other Bush officials to resign for making a “series of disastrous mistakes” in Iraq. (video)

    Posted on Apr 2, 2006 READ MORE


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