Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

early and often

Bill Richardson Withdraws As Commerce Secretary

The late Jett Travolta.

Over the weekend, because of lingering questions in a grand-jury investigation in New Mexico, governor Bill Richardson stepped down as Barack Obama's nominee for Commerce secretary. Richardson, whose state administration is under scrutiny for giving a state contract to a firm that donated to his campaigns, worried that the proceedings would delay a confirmation process. [Politico]

Photo: Getty Images