President Obama will nominate Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to replace Secretary LaHood as leader of the Department of Transportation. Mayor Foxx stepped onto the national political stage in 2012 when his city hosted the Democratic National Convention.
In the opinion pages: The Washington Post’s Jackson Diehl says Bashar al Assad is following “the Chechnya playbook” from Vladimir Putin’s point of view. Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles don’t think it’s time to give up hope for a bipartisan grand bargain. The New York Times editorial board examines the sexual assault crisis in the U.S. military.