Political resignations

CIA director Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan Pompeo arrive for a State Dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump at the White House, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 25, 2018 - 5:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to clean up the mess. That sentiment was evident Tuesday on Capitol Hill...
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April 23, 2018 - 9:46 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans who control the Arizona Senate were prevented from ensuring that ailing Sen. John McCain's seat isn't on the November ballot if he leaves office. Minority Democrats voted as a block on Monday against the measure, preventing an emergency clause from being tacked onto...
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People celebrate Armenian Prime Minister's Serzh Sargsyan's resignation in Republic Square in Yerevan, Armenia, Monday, April 23, 2018. Sargsyan resigned unexpectedly Monday to quell massive anti-government protests over what critics feared was his effort to seize power for life. (Hrant Khactaryan/PAN Photo via AP)
April 23, 2018 - 4:26 pm
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Serzh Sargsyan, who ruled Armenia for 10 years, resigned Monday as prime minister after thousands of people poured into the streets to protest his political maneuvering to cling to power in this former Soviet republic. The stunning development touched off jubilation in the...
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Police detain an opposition demonstrator protesting the former president's shift into the prime minister's seat in Yerevan, Armenia, Friday, April 20, 2018. The protests, which began last Friday, are against former President Serzh Sargsyan's assumption of the prime minister's post. The move came as Armenia changed its government structure to reduce the power of the president and give more authority to the premier. (Hrant Khachatryan, PAN Photo via AP)
April 21, 2018 - 8:45 am
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenian authorities say more than 70 people have been arrested, including two people suspected of building bombs, as large protests against the new government enter their second week in the capital. Thousands of demonstrators on Saturday closed off streets in Yerevan during...
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Opposition demonstrators march to protest the former president's shift into the prime minister's seat in Yerevan, Armenia, Friday, April 20, 2018. Beginning last Friday, the protests are against former President Serzh Sargsyan's assumption of the prime minister's post, just as the government changed its structure to reduce the power of the president, and give more authority to the premier. (Aram Kirakosyan, PAN Photo via AP)
April 20, 2018 - 4:18 pm
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — About 40,000 demonstrators have gathered in Armenia's capital as a week of protests against the country's new prime minister showed no sign of dissipating. Protesters are calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, the former president who was appointed...
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Police and protesters clash in the provicial capital of Mahikeng, South Africa in the North West province Friday, April 20, 2018. South Africa's president has cut short a visit to Britain to return home and deal with violent protests. (AP Photo)
April 20, 2018 - 3:30 pm
MAHIKENG, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's president cut short a visit to Britain to return home and deal with violent protests in a provincial capital, calling late Friday for calm and saying more discussions on the "serious" issues were needed. President Cyril Ramaphosa left the Commonwealth...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018 file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks at a news conference in Jefferson City, Mo., about allegations related to an extramarital affair with his hairdresser. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley said Tuesday, April 17, 2018, he believes there's enough evidence to bring a criminal charge and pursue impeachment of Gov. Eric Greitens for allegedly using a charity donor list for political purposes. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)
April 17, 2018 - 8:57 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican legislative leadership called on GOP Gov. Eric Greitens to resign Tuesday after the state's attorney general suggested that Greitens' use of a charity donor list for political purposes may have broken state law. Greitens quickly replied that he won't...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2017, file photo, Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dent said in a Tuesday, April 17, 2018, statement that he'll resign from Congress in the coming weeks but didn't give a precise departure date, after the seven-term lawmaker and leader of an influential caucus of GOP moderates announced Sept. 7, 2017, he wouldn't seek re-election in 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 17, 2018 - 1:52 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, a leader of an influential caucus of GOP moderates and a critic of President Donald Trump, said Tuesday that he will resign from Congress in May, after announcing last year he would not seek re-election. Dent's announcement...
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Slovakian Prime Minister and interim Interior Minister Peter Pellegrini, left, shakes hands with Police Corps President Tibor Gaspar during the press conference in Bratislava, Slovakia, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Gaspar will step down from his post at the end of May, according to a statement by Pellegrini, and Pellegrini will step into the role as interim Interior Minister, following the resignation of Tomas Drucker. (Pavel Neubauer /TASR via AP)
April 17, 2018 - 11:35 am
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's national police chief will resign following street protests against him as the nation struggles with a political crisis triggered by the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee. Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini says Tibor Gaspar will step down...
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April 13, 2018 - 11:56 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a court has sentenced 21 people — including former top military officers — to life in prison over their involvement in the ouster of an Islamic-oriented government back in 1997. Anadolu Agency said the court in Ankara acquitted 68 other...
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