Political resignations

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach speaks during an election night rally in Topeka, Kan. Kobach rode his national reputation as an activist fighting illegal immigration and illegal voting to a spot leading President Donald Trump's short-lived voter fraud commission and the GOP nomination for Kansas governor as Trump's chosen candidate. That approach may have been rejected by Kansas voters, but it's likely to help him land his next high-profile role, and many fellow Republicans assume it will be a job in Trump's administration. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
November 08, 2018 - 6:30 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach rode his national reputation as an advocate for tough immigration and voting rules to a job atop President Donald Trump's short-lived election-fraud commission. But Kansas voters rejected his no-apologies conservatism in this week's election for governor. Now the...
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Jeff Sessions returns to his home in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Sessions was pushed out Wednesday as Attorney General after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation. Sessions told the president in a one-page letter that he was submitting his resignation "at your request." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 08, 2018 - 12:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican Party loyalist with authority to oversee the remainder of the special counsel's Russia investigation...
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Jeff Sessions returns to his home in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Sessions was pushed out Wednesday as Attorney General after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation. Sessions told the president in a one-page letter that he was submitting his resignation "at your request." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 07, 2018 - 6:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican Party loyalist with authority to oversee the remainder of the special counsel's Russia...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2018 photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
November 07, 2018 - 5:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Jeff Sessions' resignation as attorney general (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Jeff Sessions has left the Justice Department for his last time as attorney general. Sessions walked out Wednesday evening to applause from more than 150 employees who gathered in a courtyard...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2018 file photo, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., addresses the Detroit Economic Club before debating her Republican challenger John James in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
November 06, 2018 - 11:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Senate elections (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Democrat Debbie Stabenow of Michigan has won a fourth term in the Senate, defeating Republican challenger John James. Stabenow campaigned as a pragmatic lawmaker who forges bipartisan agreement despite the partisan...
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November 01, 2018 - 3:38 pm
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's president on Thursday dissolved parliament and called an early election, a political maneuver intended to unseat the current parliament majority. President Armen Sarkisian's move is in sync with acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian's efforts to unseat his foes in...
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November 01, 2018 - 2:10 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's sports minister has resigned over what she calls an unjustifiable delay in reducing the maximum wager on gambling machines. Tracey Crouch campaigned for the maximum stake on electronic slot machines to be cut from 100 pounds ($130) to 2 pounds ($2.60) to help tackle problem...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, former President Jimmy Carter speaks as Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams listens on during a news conference to announce her rural health care plan in Plains, Ga. Carter is wading into the final days of a Georgia governor's race that's rife with charges and countercharges of attempted voter fraud and attempted voter suppression. In a letter Carter asked Republican nominee Brian Kemp to resign from his post as Georgia secretary of state. Kemp is locked in a tight race with Democrat Stacey Abrams, whom Carter has endorsed. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
October 29, 2018 - 6:30 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter is wading into the contentious Georgia governor's race with a personal appeal to Republican candidate Brian Kemp: Resign as secretary of state to avoid damaging public confidence in the outcome of his hotly contested matchup with Democrat Stacey Abrams...
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A Saudi policewoman stands near a banner for the Future Investment Initiative conference, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. The high-profile economic forum in Saudi Arabia is the kingdom's first major event on the world stage since the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
October 24, 2018 - 3:57 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 7 p.m. Turkish media have published a security camera image allegedly showing a vehicle belonging to the Saudi Consulate "scouting" a forest in the outskirts of Istanbul before the killing of...
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October 24, 2018 - 11:12 am
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's parliament has failed to choose a new prime minister, with deputies casting zero votes for the only candidate to bring about an early election. Nikol Pashinian, who resigned as Armenian prime minister last week, was the only nominee in Wednesday's vote. Pashinian's...
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