Political resignations - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Political resignations Brazil president on defense as aide falls, cash recovered RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Embattled President Michel Temer's attempt to win back confidence and stay in power was undermined Tuesday as one aide was arrested in a fraud scheme, another aide turned over to police a bag full of cash and shouts of "down with Temer" led a Senate commission to suspend work on a package of the president's labor reforms. Tadeu Filip... Tue, 23 May 2017 20:34:00 GMT 2017-05-23T20:34:00Z 10 Things to Know for Monday Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. TRUMP URGES MIDEAST NATIONS TO DRIVE OUT 'ISLAMIC EXTREMISM' The president uses a speech in Saudi Arabia to describe the fight as a "battle between good and evil" rather than a clash between the West and Islam. ... Mon, 22 May 2017 01:27:00 GMT 2017-05-22T01:27:00Z Brazilians call for president to resign after graft charges SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilians around the country staged demonstrations Sunday calling for their president to step down after the supreme court opened an investigation into allegations he endorsed the payment of hush money to a jailed former lawmaker. The accusations against President Michel Temer have plunged Latin America's largest nation into crisis yet a... Sun, 21 May 2017 21:27:00 GMT 2017-05-21T21:27:00Z Chaffetz resigns at career pinnacle after years in spotlight ALPINE, Utah (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz's ascent to national prominence leading a House oversight committee was rooted largely in his embrace of the spotlight and willingness to take on confrontations. But the 50-year-old Utah Republican said this week that he's stepping aside from Congress next month during the prime of his career and just as his co... Fri, 19 May 2017 23:09:00 GMT 2017-05-19T23:09:00Z The Latest: Top newspaper calls on Brazil leader to quit RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on Brazil's political crisis (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The newspaper of Brazil's biggest media group is calling for President Michel Temer to resign after the country's top court authorized investigations on the embattled leader for alleged corruption and obstruction of justice. The... Fri, 19 May 2017 19:42:00 GMT 2017-05-19T19:42:00Z Key events in ex-US Rep. Anthony Weiner's career, downfall Key events in the saga of Anthony Weiner, the former New York congressman who pleaded guilty Friday to transmitting sexual material to a minor: 1998 Nov. 3: Weiner, a Democrat, is elected to Congress. 2005 Sept 13: Weiner comes in second in a bid for the Demo... Fri, 19 May 2017 19:15:00 GMT 2017-05-19T19:15:00Z 10 Things to Know for Friday Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. TRUMP CLAIMS WITCH HUNT The president denies that his campaign has collaborated with Russia or that he's tried to kill an FBI probe, contending a newly heightened investigation "hurts our country terribly." 2. ... Fri, 19 May 2017 01:06:00 GMT 2017-05-19T01:06:00Z Chaffetz to resign, raising doubts about Trump probe ALPINE, Utah (AP) — Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced Thursday he will resign from Congress next month, saying a "mid-life crisis" had compelled him to step away from his chairmanship of the House Oversight Committee just as it is poised to investigate President Donald Trump's firing of the FBI director. The announcement by Chaffetz, 50, was the latest upendi... Fri, 19 May 2017 00:33:00 GMT 2017-05-19T00:33:00Z Utah Rep. Chaffetz to Resign from Congress Utah Rep. Thu, 18 May 2017 23:15:00 GMT 2017-05-18T23:15:00Z The Latest: Chaffetz unsure if Comey documents exist ALPINE, Utah (AP) — The Latest on Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz resigning from office (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he's not sure if documents exist to confirm that President Donald Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to shut down the FBI investigation into ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. ... Thu, 18 May 2017 22:08:00 GMT 2017-05-18T22:08:00Z Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke takes job with Homeland Security MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who built a following among conservatives with his provocative social media presence and strong support of Donald Trump, said Wednesday that he's taken a job as an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security. The department declined to immediately confirm the appointment. The tough-tal... Wed, 17 May 2017 22:52:00 GMT 2017-05-17T22:52:00Z Lawmaker behind misogynistic forum quits, cites safety fears CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker who was criticized for creating a misogynistic online forum resigned Wednesday, citing concerns for the safety of his loved ones and himself. The resignation of Rep. Robert Fisher of Laconia came shortly after his Republican colleagues voted to recommend the full House take no action against him and after Democrats said they would a... Wed, 17 May 2017 21:11:00 GMT 2017-05-17T21:11:00Z Activist resigns after congressman writes letter to employer NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A woman who joined a group critical of a Republican congressman and President Donald Trump's policies says she quit her job after the congressman referred to her in a fundraising letter to her employer. Saily Avelenda, who worked as an attorney for Lakeland Bank, said Monday that a handwritten note at the bottom of a March letter from ... Mon, 15 May 2017 22:54:00 GMT 2017-05-15T22:54:00Z South Sudan says divisive army chief of staff removed NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South Sudan's army chief of staff, accused of directing last year's fighting in the capital that left hundreds dead, has been removed from his post after months of government infighting and high-level military resignations and as ethnic violence in the country's civil war has dramatically increased. Paul Malong, whose removal was ann... Tue, 09 May 2017 19:42:00 GMT 2017-05-09T19:42:00Z Republican super PAC plans $2.6 million ad buy for Strange MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Senate Leadership Fund on Monday reserved a $2.6 million television ad buy on behalf of U.S. Sen. Luther Strange of Alabama, bidding to ward off challengers for the seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The super political action committee, which has ties to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, made the sho... Mon, 08 May 2017 21:34:00 GMT 2017-05-08T21:34:00Z Pence to campaign for GOP House candidate in Montana WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence plans to travel to Montana next week to campaign for a Republican congressional candidate running in a special election. The vice president's office says Friday that Pence is expected to campaign for Greg Gianforte during the weekend of May 13. Details on the trip have not yet been finalized. ... Fri, 05 May 2017 20:15:00 GMT 2017-05-05T20:15:00Z Hawks' Wilcox out as GM, Budenholzer no longer president ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks' next general manager will have total authority of personnel decisions following moves on Friday which dismantled the two-tier management team of Mike Budenholzer and Wes Wilcox. Budenholzer resigned as the Hawks' president of basketball operations and will remain as coach, and Wilcox resigned as general manager and "will ... Fri, 05 May 2017 16:54:00 GMT 2017-05-05T16:54:00Z Fox News co-president Bill Shine is out NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel said Monday that co-president Bill Shine is out, the latest high-level departure at a network beset with charges of harassment and discrimination that have already claimed founding CEO Roger Ailes, leading personality Bill O'Reilly and a top financial executive. Shine was not accused of any direct wrongdoing. But the longt... Mon, 01 May 2017 22:16:00 GMT 2017-05-01T22:16:00Z Hall-of-Famer Larry Bird resigns as Pacers president INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Larry Bird made the decision last year. After nearly 40 years in the NBA, he had started plotting an exit strategy. The 60-year-old Hall-of-Famer finally told the rest of the world Monday: He was stepping down as Indiana's president of basketball operations, turning the reins over to Kevin Pritchard and staying in the Pacers organization as a scout and co... Mon, 01 May 2017 18:32:00 GMT 2017-05-01T18:32:00Z Nepal's top judge suspended after impeachment motion filed KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's first female Supreme Court chief justice was suspended after an impeachment motion was filed in parliament accusing her of bias and interfering with executive powers. Sushila Karki, who had one of the highest positions ever held by a woman in Nepal, was suspended automatically after the motion signed by nearly half the members in parliament wa... Mon, 01 May 2017 13:54:00 GMT 2017-05-01T13:54:00Z Pakistan: Thousands of activists rally against PM Sharif ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thousands of supporters of Pakistan's popular opposition leader Imran Khan have rallied in the capital Islamabad to call for the resignation of the country's prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, over his alleged corruption. Friday's rally came a week after Pakistan's Supreme Court, acting on a petition submitted by Khan, asked investigators to c... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:00:00 GMT 2017-04-28T18:00:00Z Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Moore running for US Senate MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's entry into the U.S. Senate race adds another layer of drama to what's already expected to be a rollicking special election to fill the seat previously held by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The fiery Republican jurist's stands against gay marriage and for a courthouse display of the Te... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:35:00 GMT 2017-04-27T12:35:00Z Afghan army chief, defense minister resign following attack KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's army chief and defense minister resigned on Monday, following a Taliban attack over the weekend that struck a northern army base, killing more than 100 military and other personnel, officials said. The attack — the biggest ever by the Taliban on a military base in Afghanistan — involved multiple gunmen and suicide b... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:19:00 GMT 2017-04-24T14:19:00Z Florida senator who used racial slur resigns TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida state senator who used a racial slur and vulgar language in a conversation with two African-American colleagues resigned Friday, saying the incident is causing a distraction to the legislative process. Republican Sen. Frank Artiles submitted a resignation letter to Republican Senate President Joe Negron and issued a sepa... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:46:00 GMT 2017-04-21T17:46:00Z Utah's Chaffetz says he may not finish term in Congress SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz's decision not to seek another term in Congress and possibly resign sets the GOP congressman up for a 2020 run for governor without a damaging re-election campaign or pressure to doggedly investigate his party's president. Instead, the 50-year-old congressman who breezed through four re-election campaigns can... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:16:00 GMT 2017-04-20T20:16:00Z The Latest: Georgia congressional race heads to runoff DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on Georgia's 6th Congressional District election. (all times local): 1 a.m. Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff will meet in a runoff for a greater Atlanta congressional seat with national implications. Ossoff harnessed opposition to President Donald Trump to lead an 18-cand... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:03:00 GMT 2017-04-19T05:03:00Z US eyes more border prosecutions in shift for California SAN DIEGO (AP) — Through Republican and Democratic presidential administrations, the top federal prosecutor on California's border with Mexico has resisted going after people caught entering the U.S. illegally on their first try and instead targeted smugglers and serial offenders. That approach may face a day of reckoning under President Donald Trump. Att... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 23:47:00 GMT 2017-04-14T23:47:00Z Uber's PR head resigns amid tumultuous time for company NEW YORK (AP) — Uber's head of communications is leaving, the latest in a string of executive departures as the ride-hailing company tries to dig out from a pile of troubles. In a memo to employees, CEO Travis Kalanick called Rachel Whetstone a "force of nature" who was "was way ahead of the game when it came to many of the changes we needed to make as a company." ... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:16:00 GMT 2017-04-12T16:16:00Z Despite Republican scandals Alabama solidly red, for now MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The resignation of the governor, the ouster of the House speaker and the suspension of the chief justice have left Alabama Republicans to restore order after nine months of chaos. But one thing is for certain: The GOP is in no danger of losing its grip on state politics. No Democrat has held a statewide office since 2012, and Repub... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:25:00 GMT 2017-04-12T08:25:00Z Alabama's new governor no stranger to state politics MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Within a span of minutes, Alabama's lieutenant governor catapulted from a position of largely ceremonial duties to the state's top political job. But new Republican Gov. Kay Ivey has decades of experience working in, and around, state politics. She held two terms as state treasurer and ran for governor in 2010, entering a crowded G... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 22:52:00 GMT 2017-04-11T22:52:00Z