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January 18, 2011 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
Anthony Miller was a bit of a sensation when he was elected the Republican Party's district chairman in the comfortable suburbs of east Phoenix and Tempe. He was dedicated, conservative and the first African American ever to hold such a post in the state. But things began to fall apart, he figured, when he worked last year as a field organizer for Sen. John McCain, facing a primary challenge from the conservative wing of the party. At a campaign meeting in Kingman, a man formed his fingers into the shape of a gun and pointed at Anthony.
July 5, 2010 | By Kim Willsher, Los Angeles Times
Two members of French President Nicolas Sarkozy's government quit their jobs Sunday after a succession of scandals over lavish spending. Christian Blanc, secretary of state for the greater Paris area, who ran up a $15,000 Cuban cigar bill charged to taxpayers, and Alain Joyandet, secretary of state for overseas development, who hired a private jet at a cost of $143,000 for an official trip to the Caribbean, submitted their resignations Sunday...
July 30, 2009 | From Times Wire Services
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) will resign her seat this fall to focus on challenging Texas' incumbent Republican governor, Rick Perry. "The actual leaving of the Senate will be sometime -- October, November -- in that time frame," Hutchison told Mark Davis, a conservative talk radio host in Dallas, on Wednesday morning. The gubernatorial primary will be in March 2010.
February 17, 2009 | Bloomberg News
Japan's finance minister said today he would resign after the opposition party claimed that he appeared drunk at a news conference Saturday during a meeting in Rome of finance officials from the Group of 7 industrialized countries. "I deeply apologize to the prime minister, the people and members of parliament for the significant trouble I caused," Shoichi Nakagawa told reporters in Tokyo.
December 11, 1993 | Reuters
Rep. Glenn English (D-Okla.) announced Friday that he will resign his House seat in January to head the National Rural Electric Cooperative Assn. in Washington. English, who was first elected to the House in 1974, has been a strong supporter of farm causes.
November 28, 2009 | By Kate Connolly
A top German official resigned Friday after admitting that the government had withheld information about Afghan civilian casualties after a NATO airstrike. Labor Minister Franz Josef Jung, who until recently was Germany's defense minister, said he took "political responsibility for the internal communication policy" of his former ministry. His departure came just one day after the resignation of Wolfgang Schneiderhan, the army's chief of staff, and Peter Wichert, deputy defense minister, over the German-ordered airstrike, the deadliest operation involving German troops since World War II. The three resignations followed the leaking of politically embarrassing video footage of the airstrike and military police reports of the September incident in which 142 insurgents and civilians died.
January 6, 2010 | By Mark Z. Barabak
The chairman of the Florida Republican Party abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday, a victory for opponents of Gov. Charlie Crist and activists working to push the GOP in a more conservative, more confrontational direction. Jim Greer, who was placed in the job by Crist in 2007, assailed his critics in a conference call with reporters, saying they had two goals: "Remove me as chairman and, if that doesn't work, burn the house down and try to destroy the Republican Party. "I cannot be a participant in the shredding and tearing of the fabric" of the GOP, said Greer, who plans to step aside in February, well ahead of Florida's Aug. 24 primary election.
May 30, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Poland's prime minister rejected the resignations of five Cabinet ministers, demanding new talks to keep his government from collapsing and facing elections it would probably lose. The ministers are from the Freedom Union, the Solidarity-led government's junior coalition partner, which wants Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek to step down. They resigned Sunday.
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