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.
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)
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.
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.