Political resignations

People pack Lavery Brewing Co. to hear Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke during a town hall event Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 in Erie, Pa. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)
September 28, 2019 - 2:56 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says President Donald Trump should resign as Congress begins an impeachment investigation. O'Rourke said Saturday there shouldn't be a fear of an impeachment probe intensifying partisan divisions. The former Texas congressman said...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2018 file photo, U.S. special representative to Ukraine Kurt Volker attends the 15th Yalta European Strategy (YES) annual meeting entitled "The next generation of everything" at the Mystetsky Arsenal Art Center in Kiev, Ukraine. Volker, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO caught in the middle of a whistleblower complaint over President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine, has resigned from his post as special envoy to the Eastern European nation. A U.S. official says Volker told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, of his decision to leave the job. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File)
September 28, 2019 - 12:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kurt Volker, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO caught in the middle of a whistleblower complaint over the President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine, resigned Friday from his post as special envoy to the Eastern European nation, according to a U.S. official. The official said...
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Protesters set up barricades in the street during a protest to demand the resignation of president Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. Thousands of protesters attacked businesses and government buildings across Haiti, creating chaos on the streets after a weeks-long shutdown of vital services that has damaged the country's ailing economy and shaken the president's already tenuous position. (AP Photo/Edris Fortune)
September 27, 2019 - 5:30 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of protesters seeking to oust President Jovenel Moise attacked businesses and government buildings across Haiti Friday, creating chaos on the streets after a weeks-long shutdown of vital services that has damaged the country's ailing economy and shaken the...
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People are silhouetted with umbrellas in the rain backdropped by the Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. In a major blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Britain's highest court ruled Tuesday that his decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks in the crucial countdown to the country's Brexit deadline was illegal. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
September 25, 2019 - 1:48 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 6:45 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged opposition parties to try to topple his government with a no-confidence vote. In an extremely unusual move, Johnson said the government would...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2019, file photo, Lebanese children look from the rooftop of their home at a Syrian camp in the eastern Lebanese border town of Arsal. When dozens of heads of state convene for the annual ministerial meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, the lingering conflict in Syria is taking a back seat as tensions in the Persian Gulf and global trade wars take center stage. In its ninth year, many Syrians fear their country’s unresolved war has become a footnote in a long list of world crises. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
September 25, 2019 - 8:33 am
BEIRUT (AP) — As dozens of heads of state convene for the annual U.N. General Assembly in New York this week, the lingering conflict in Syria is taking a back seat while tensions in the Persian Gulf and global trade wars take center stage. Now in its ninth year, many Syrians fear the unresolved war...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2017 file photo, then Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid, on her nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Franken, who resigned his U.S. Senate seat in 2017 amid sexual misconduct charges, will re-emerge into the public sphere on Saturday when he starts a new weekly radio show on the SiriusXM satellite service. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
September 25, 2019 - 3:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Al Franken is returning to the public sphere with a new weekly radio show on SiriusXM that will blend politics, humor and other topics. The former Minnesota senator says the show is not part of any attempt to return to politics. It is Franken's most prominent project since he was...
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves his hotel, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 24, 2019 - 9:06 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the legal challenge to the British Prime Minister (all times local): 2 p.m. Former Prime Minister John Major says he hopes the U.K. Supreme Court ruling will prevent any future prime ministers from attempting to shut down Parliament in order to block it from doing its...
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September 20, 2019 - 12:32 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is moving back to her native South Carolina, re-establishing a home base and also fueling speculation that a return to politics is next on her to-do list. The 47-year-old former South Carolina governor, who left office in 2017 to join the...
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Canadian Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau reacts as he makes a statement in regards to a photo coming to light of himself from 2001, wearing "brownface," during a scrum on his campaign plane in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 18, 2019 - 10:48 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's campaign was hit Wednesday by the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party. The prime minister apologized and said "it was a dumb thing to do." Time magazine posted the photo, which it says was published...
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FILE - This March 7, 2018 file photo shows University of California President Janet Napolitano at a meeting of The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. At a meeting of the UC regents at UCLA Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, Napolitano announced that she will be resigning the presidency, effective in 2020. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
September 18, 2019 - 2:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano announced Wednesday she will step down in August 2020. Napolitano made the announcement at a meeting of the university's Board of Regents in Los Angeles. "My time at UC has been deeply gratifying and rewarding. I have been...
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