Tag: resignation

Gary Cohn

White House Struggles to Defend Gary Cohn

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders wouldn’t discuss the specifics of conversations between President Donald Trump and White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn regarding a recent interview in which Cohn was harshly critical of the President’s response to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

So Farewell Then, David Cameron…

David Cameron has announced that he will shortly be resigning his comfy Oxfordshire safe seat, Witney. Some readers may have trouble remembering who, exactly, this sleek, flush-faced back bench Tory MP is. So let me remind you: he was until really quite

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David Cameron’s Dodgy Honours List: A Fitting Epitaph For A Rubbish Regime

I can think of only two explanations for David Cameron’s dodgy resignation honours list, in which he has showered knighthoods and gongs on all manner of cronies, lickspittles and catamites, ranging from his wife’s fashion stylist to the Labour apparatchik who ran the mendacious and unsuccessful Remain campaign, and which one former cabinet minister has described as “sticking two fingers up” at the Tory party.

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John Boehner’s Huge Unpopularity Forces His Resignation

On Friday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told GOP legislators he will resign in October. Boehner’s decision was likely prompted by at least 30 House Republicans who had threatened a no-confidence vote, which would leave Boehner in the uncomfortable position of needing Democratic votes to remain in his position.

Alexis Tsipras

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Resigns

In a televised address to his people, he said he had a moral duty to resign, because he was elected (just over half a year ago!) as a staunch opponent of the austerity measures he now believes it necessary to impose, in order to keep Greece in the Euro and secure its future.

Steve Scalise and the Lost Art of Honorable Resignation

The honorable resignation is a lost art in American politics. Most politicians are determined to cling to power, regardless of the cost to their reputation, their party’s standing, or their broader ideals. Scalise could have resigned with dignity, affirming the principle that even fleeting association with racism and antisemitism will not be tolerated in the Republican Party.