Solis resigns from cabinet; Holder, others to stay
January 9th, 2013
05:19 PM ET

Solis resigns from cabinet; Holder, others to stay

We're learning a bit more about who is and isn't going to be in President Barack Obama's second-term cabinet.

U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis (pictured) has submitted her resignation, CNN learned Wednesday. She said in a letter to colleagues that she discussed the matter with her family over the holidays in California has "decided to begin a new future."

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, meanwhile, will remain in the cabinet for now, a White House official tells CNN. It's unclear how long Holder will stay into a second term, but the official said he and Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki are not expected to leave in the near future.

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Source: Obama to nominate Lew for treasury secretary
January 9th, 2013
11:19 AM ET

Source: Obama to nominate Lew for treasury secretary

President Barack Obama will nominate White House chief of staff Jack Lew to replace Timothy Geithner as treasury secretary, a source with knowledge of the nomination tells CNN.

The nomination is expected to be announced this week.

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White House to some members of Congress: Expect Hagel nomination
Chuck Hagel represented Nebraska in the U.S. Senate from 1997 until January 3, 2009, when he retired.
January 4th, 2013
05:31 PM ET

White House to some members of Congress: Expect Hagel nomination

A Republican and former U.S. Senator from Nebraska is expected to be nominated for secretary of defense, sources tell CNN.

The White House has told some senior members of Congress to expect President Obama to nominate Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, according to a knowledgeable source. Another source with knowledge of the nomination called it "locked down."

The timing is uncertain, but other sources have told CNN it could come early next week.

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