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Gonzales makes it official

From NBC's Domenico Montanaro

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced his resignation this morning, speaking for about a minute from prepared remarks. He didn't cite a reason for his resignation and took no questions, but Gonzales has been embroiled in a fight on Capitol Hill stemming from his role in the firing of U.S. Attorneys. Gonzales said he met with President Bush yesterday to discuss his intention to resign effective Sept. 17th.

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Gonzales said he was "grateful" to President Bush for giving him the chance to serve, said he has "lived the American dream" and that "Even my worst days as attorney general were better than my father's best days."