Issa was a leader of the Republican congressional charge to investigate the Obama administration's handling of the attacks in Benghazi, where the USA ambassador, Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans were killed by militants on September 11, 2012.
Issa released an announcement on his decision, in which he called his 18 years in Congress "the privilege of a lifetime".
Best known for his role as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Issa was one of the primary foes of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, digging into her role in and response to the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.
U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, announced his retirement Wednesday morning, adding to a growing list of Republicans who plan to step down rather than face potential defeat in the 2018 midterm elections.
"Throughout my service, I worked hard and never lost sight of the people our government is supposed to serve", he said.
He is the second top Republican lawmaker in the Congress to have announced his retirement, which some media outlets said is an indication of a Democratic wave for the upcoming November mid-term election.
Serena Williams Pulls Out Of Australian Open
Few players have successfully bounced back after giving birth, and even fewer have managed to go on to win Grand Slam titles. In January past year , Serena won the Australian Open for an Open-Era record seventh time, defeating her sister Venus.
On Tuesday, another Southern California Republican, Rep. Ed Royce, who chairs the Foreign Affairs Committee, announced he too would not run for reelection. "Yet with the support of my family, I have decided that I will not seek reelection in California's 49th District".
National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Steve Stivers thanked Issa for his service, but noted they are confident of the coming race against a crowded Democratic field.
He almost lost his seat in 2016, besting Democrat Douglas Applegate - among the four Democrats running this year - by less than a percentage point.
Still, there is agreement that Issa faced a tough reelection fight in the fall.
In California, at the forefront of the Democratic resistance to President Donald Trump, the party has also seen an energized activist base fueled in part by the emergence of new organizations such as Indivisible.
Financial terms weren't disclosed, though analysts estimated the value of the deal at around 27 billion kronor ($3.3 billion). This move by Geely continues the company's trend of acquisitions over the last few years.
The Reds confirmed the deal on Wednesday evening, following earlier reports of a fee being agreed between the two clubs. The player has cost Liverpool 75 million pounds (100.50 million US dollars), a new world record fee for a defender.
Leah Barrett said her family is heartbroken over the loss, but feels better knowing Diaz and Fields have been found and arrested. Diaz and Fields are believed to be traveling in a black 2002 Chevy Cavalier with MI tag number DTR1854, police officials said .
Garner became a vocal advocate against police brutality following the death of her father, Eric Garner, a Black Lives Matter icon. Eric Garner died on Staten Island in July 2014, after being put in a chokehold by police officer Daniel Pantaleo.
Fisher died December 27, 2016, four days after she suffered a medical emergency on a.plane from London to Los Angeles. The third image was an illustration of Fisher holding her beloved dog, Gary, while flipping her middle finger.
A 28-year-old soldier who's been missing since the fire, Emmanuel Mensah, is desperately being sought by family and friends. And the Thursday night blaze was New York City's deadliest since a blaze at a Bronx club killed 87 people in 1990.
She explained that El Salvador has received significant worldwide aid and that much of the country's infrastructure is rebuilt. The Center for American Progress estimates that the Salvadoran TPS holders in Texas have about 42,500 US citizen children.
Doctors treating Erica Garner have declared her brain dead with no chance of recovery, according to the New York Daily News . She has been in a coma since then, it said. "She's not gone, she's brain dead", Garner's heartbroken mother explained.
Alexis Sanchez , Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil all struck, putting the Gunners 3-2 in front in incredible circumstances. Sanchez, Xhaka and Ozil - villains for varying reasons on but on this night they swept Arsenal back into contention.
John Dickerson replacing Charlie Rose at 'CBS This Morning'
But with " CBS This Morning ", the network is in a better competitive position against " Today " and "GMA" than ever before. Dickerson joined CBS News in April 2009 as an analyst and contributor to all of the network's broadcasts and platforms.
Barcelona to sign Coutinho in £142m deal
Klopp said Coutinho "wanted this move to happen since July", when Barcelona first made its interest known. He has penned a five-and-a-half-year contract at the Nou Camp.
HMD Global upgrades Nokia 6 smartphone for China launch
In other words, the Nokia 6 (2018) won't be a huge upgrade from the existing Nokia 6 , so users should not expect major changes. Some rumors claimed it would sport an 18:9 display , but it looks like HMD plans on having that feature debut on the Nokia 9.
Manufacturing sector records record growth in December
This is for the fifth consecutive month that the index has come in above 50-point mark that separates expansion from contraction. However, despite the additional resources, manufacturers' backlogs of work increased for an eighth successive month in December.
CHP Officer Died When Struck By Drunken Driver
His partner, Jonathan Velasquez, survived the wreck with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Asst. All three suffered injuries and were rushed by ambulances to local hospitals.
Maine Unemployment Rate 3.3 Percent in November
There were 60,700 more people working in Maryland in November than a year earlier, a gain of 2.2 percent. Delaware's unemployment rate also remains above the nation's jobless rate, which was 4.1% for November.
Watch a clip from Dave Chappelle's forthcoming Netflix special
More hilariously, he urges them to come to the realization that he's actually not "their" president, but rather that of the rich. In a teaser for the new special, Chappelle's jokes for Equanimity seem to largely revolve around economic and social issues.