National Security Advisor Thomas E. Donilon will resign his post next month and will be replaced by U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan E. Rice, White House officials announced on June 5. The Washington Post and other news sources reported that Donilon’s resignation will become effective in early July.
The Obama administration has largely refused to provide the Associated Press with a list of top officials' secret e-mail addresses, which can be used to keep official communications from the public.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), who was the oldest member and last World War II veteran in the Senate, died Monday following complications stemming from viral pneumonia. He was New Jersey’s longest serving U.S. Senator, first elected in 1982, retiring in 2000, then elected again in 2002.
Last November, voters in Colorado and Washington approved a constitutional amendment permitting adults over the age of 21 the right to use marijuana for recreational purposes. On Tuesday, Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper signed a set of bills into law that will govern the use of marijuana, calling them the state’s best efforts to navigate through uncharted territory.