Political resignations

February 22, 2018 - 1:57 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island state senator facing charges that he extorted a teenage Statehouse page for sex has resigned. Coventry Republican Nicholas Kettle said in a letter Thursday that he has "determined that it is in my best interest to resign and concentrate on the unfounded...
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February 22, 2018 - 12:00 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island state senator facing charges of sex extortion and video voyeurism has announced his resignation. Coventry Republican Nicholas Kettle said in a letter Thursday that he has "determined that it is in my best interest to resign and concentrate on the unfounded...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2015 file photo, Arizona House Majority Leader Steve Montenegro, R-Avondale, speaks during a legislative session at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. Two former Republican Arizona lawmakers who are leading candidates to fill a vacant U.S. House seat are embroiled in controversy as Tuesday's special primary election looms. Former state Sen. Steve Montenegro reportedly received racy text messages from a Senate staffer who isn't his wife. Former state Sen. Debbie Lesko is under fire for transferring $50,000 from her old state Senate campaign fund to an independent group backing her congressional election bid. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
February 21, 2018 - 7:18 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A Christian minister seeking the congressional seat of a disgraced Arizona congressman is labeling reports that that he traded suggestive texts with a female staffer who included a topless photo of herself in one of the exchanges as "tabloid trash." But former state Sen. Steve...
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February 21, 2018 - 6:19 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman whose affair with a married eight-term Pennsylvania congressman led to his resignation is now pursuing her own run for the U.S. House. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Wednesday that 33-year-old Shannon Edwards announced she's seeking the Republican nomination to take...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the Justice Department in Washington, Thursday, March 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 03, 2017 - 8:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions may not have been clear about his contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 election, but this much is evident: The controversy over any Kremlin involvement in American politics is not going to fade away anytime soon. Sessions on Thursday...
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March 02, 2017 - 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under intensifying pressure, Attorney General Jeff Sessions abruptly agreed Thursday to recuse himself from any investigation into Russian meddling in America's 2016 presidential election. He acted after revelations he twice spoke with the Russian ambassador during the campaign...
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March 02, 2017 - 6:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions' talks with the Russian ambassador (all times local): 6:40 p.m. A White House official says President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and the man who would become national security adviser, Michael Flynn, met with Russia's...
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FILE- In this Sept. 6, 2013, file photo, Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the U.S. speaks with reporters at the Center for the National Interest in Washington. Attorney General Jeff Sessions had two conversations with Kislyak during the presidential campaign season last year, contact likely to fuel calls for him to recuse himself from a Justice Department investigation into Russian interference in the election, the Justice Department said Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
March 02, 2017 - 10:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions' talks with the Soviet ambassador (all times local): 10:33 a.m. Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren joins other Democrats in calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign. She says there should be an independent special prosecutor...
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February 21, 2017 - 12:07 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's lieutenant governor has received a letter of resignation — from her husband. Kim Guadagno's (gwah-DAHN'-yohz) husband, Michael, is an appeals court judge. In order to collect his pension, he is required by law to notify Kim Guadagno in her dual role as secretary of...
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