Driving the Day Good Thursday morning. THE KELLY REGIME. CUE THE REPUBLICAN APPLAUSE, via Josh Dawsey: “When new White House chief of staff John Kelly huddled with senior staff on his first day at work, he outlined a key problem in President Donald Trump’s White House that he planned to fix: Bad information getting into the president’s hands. Kelly told the staff that information needed to flow through him -- whether on paper or in briefings -- because the president would make better decisions if given good information. … “‘John Kelly knows the challenges he is facing,’ said Leon Panetta, a former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton who spoke to Kelly after he took the job. ‘He’s not going to just stand to the side and watch the White House fall apart piece by piece.’” http://politi.co/2u1mODq Story Continued Below -- AP’S JONATHAN LEMIRE: “Trump’s new top aide assures Sessions his job is … [Read more...] about KELLY makes mark on a calmer West Wing — MCMASTER cleaning house at the NSC — TRUMP says U.S. ‘losing’ Afghan war — ZUCKERBERG hires Joel Benenson — FOR HISTORY: MOOCH’s comms plan leaked
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(MoneyWatch) Americans are on the move. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 36 million people relocated in 2012, an increase from 2011's record low mover rate of 35.1 million. And while many of those stayed within the same county, plenty of them packed their bags and moved to a different state. Data from Penske Truck Rental, a global transportation services provider, showed that warmer climates were the biggest impetus to move last year. Check out where Americans moved in 2012. 10. Sarasota, Fla.Located on Florida's Gulf Coast, Sarasota is home to Siesta Key Beach, which ranked one of the top three beaches in the U.S. for four years in a row. In addition to its fine white sand and calm blue waters, Sarasota is the perfect place to enjoy boat rides, eco-tours, world-class restaurants and more. With a median home sale price of $165,000, according to online real estate firm Trulia.com, housing is affordable for many middle-income families. 9. Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte is a … [Read more...] about Top 10 moving destinations in the U.S.
The United States Navy's first academic research ship to be named for a woman will be christened after NASA's first female astronaut to fly in space. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Friday the next ocean-class auxiliary general oceanographic research (AGOR) ship will be named the R/V Sally Ride. "As secretary of the Navy, I have the great privilege of naming ships that will represent America with distinction as part of the fleet for many decades to come," Mabus said in a statement revealing the names of seven ships, including the Sally Ride. "These ships were all named to recognize the hard working people from cities all around our country who have contributed in so many ways to our Navy and Marine Corps team." "sans-serif"">Mabus named the future R/V Sally Ride in memory of the astronaut, who also served as a professor, scientist and innovator at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California in San Diego. Scripps will operate the R/V Sally Ride … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo U.S. Navy names research ship after Sally Ride
Last Updated Oct 3, 2015 5:58 PM EDT KABUL, Afghanistan -- Confusion reigned in the wake of the deadly bombing Saturday of a hospital compound in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens more. It remains unclear exactly who bombed the hospital run by Doctors Without Borders and the international medical charity has demanded an investigation into the incident.Doctors Without Borders said that "all indications" pointed to the international military coalition as responsible for the bombing and called for an independent investigation. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said an inquiry is underway into whether the carnage at the clinic was caused by an airstrike from an American fighter jet, while Afghan officials said helicopter gunships had returned fire from Taliban fighters hiding in the compound.CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports that the U.S. had a gunship in the area that was firing on posiitons that were firing … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo U.S.: Strike may have caused Afghan “collateral damage”
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico has begun the process of extraditing drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States after the famed fugitive was recaptured following a dramatic, months-long hunt featuring movie stars, sewer escapes and bloody shootouts. That process will probably take "one year or longer," the head of Mexico's extradition office, Manuel Merino, told Radio Formula on Monday. He said the process had lasted as long as six years, in one case because of legal challenges. On Sunday, agents formally notified Guzman that he was wanted in the United States. In a statement, the Attorney General's Office said Mexican agents assigned to the international police agency Interpol served two arrest warrants to the drug lord, who is being held at the Altiplano prison following his capture by Mexican marines on Friday. Guzman's defense now has three days to present arguments against extradition and 20 days to present supporting evidence, beyond the plethora of other appeals they have … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Officials reveal when “El Chapo” will likely head to U.S.