(CNN) - Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll has resigned her post, according to a letter she sent to the state's governor Tuesday.
Carroll's resignation was effective immediately. The letter to Gov. Rick Scott, obtained by CNN affiliate WAWS, did not mention a reason for the resignation.
(CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner said after meeting Friday with President Barack Obama that the House will take up a measure next week to authorize federal funding beyond a March 27 deadline to prevent a potential partial government shutdown.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama said Monday he will nominate former Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Republican, to become Defense Secretary and tapped his chief counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, to become director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Hagel will be a "champion" for members of America's military, Obama said in announcing the former Nebraska senator as his choice to succeed Leon Panetta as secretary of defense.
(CNN) – The U.S. Senate gave final congressional approval on Friday to a scaled-back, $9.7 billion aid package for victims of Superstorm Sandy. A larger assistance plan will be considered later this month.
(CNN) – Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has a "planned but not confirmed visit" to Newtown, Connecticut scheduled for Friday, Steve Jensen with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman's office told CNN.
Her visit comes after a gunman killed his own mother and 26 people–20 of them children–at a Newtown elementary school before turning the gun on himself last month.
(CNN) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been discharged from a New York hospital after spending three days being treated for a blood clot, the State Department announced Wednesday.
Secretary Clinton was discharged from the hospital this evening. Her medical team advised her that she is making good progress on all fronts, and they are confident she will make a full recovery. She's eager to get back to the office, and we will keep you updated on her schedule as it becomes clearer in the coming days. Both she and her family would like to express their appreciation for the excellent care she received from the doctors, nurses and staff at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center.
Chelsea Clinton also posted about her mother's release from the hospital.
Grateful my Mom discharged from the hospital & is heading home. Even more grateful her medical team confident she'll make a full recovery.— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) January 02, 2013
Grateful my Mom discharged from the hospital & is heading home. Even more grateful her medical team confident she'll make a full recovery.
Thank you to the doctors, nurses & staff at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center for taking great care of my Mom— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) January 02, 2013
Thank you to the doctors, nurses & staff at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center for taking great care of my Mom
(CNN) – President Barack Obama said Monday "it appears that an agreement to prevent" the fiscal cliff tax hike for Americans "is within sight, but it's not done."
The agreement would extend tax credits for families with children, for tuition, and for clean energy companies, the president said at a White House event, adding that it would also extend unemployment insurance.
(CNN) – Republicans "have had trouble saying yes to a number of repeated offers," President Obama said in an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" broadcast Sunday, discussing fiscal cliff talks.
If a broader deal on the fiscal cliff cannot be reached, then the Senate should vote on legislation to make sure middle-class taxes are not raised and that 2 million people don't lose unemployment benefits, he said.
The idea of maintaining tax cuts for 98% of Americans, as the president and Democrats support, was once part of "a pretty mainstream Republican agenda," Obama said. The fact that many Republicans are opposing raising taxes on the remaining 2% "is an indication of how far certain factions inside the Republican Party have gone," he added.
(CNN) – Democratic Sen. John Kerry is President Obama's nominee for secretary of state.
Obama made the announcement Friday.
(CNN) – The National Rifle Association is grieving the lives lost in last week's school shooting in Connecticut, but it is no-weapons policies at schools that put children's lives at risk, the group's executive director said Friday.
Wayne LaPierre spoke to reporters in an appearance that was interrupted twice by protesters shouting anti-NRA slogans and bearing banners in front of his podium, including one that said, "NRA killing our kids."