What we’re reading: Monday, April 29, 2013

Updated
By Rick Bosh
The White House in Washington is seen on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Area schools and many government offices in the Washington area are closed for the in...
The White House in Washington is seen on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Area schools and many government offices in the Washington area are closed for the in...
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

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.

What we're reading: Monday, April 29, 2013

Updated