Eye Catchers: A Benghazi win, plus federal efforts to regulate truckers

June 17

Here’s what caught our eye, including two major Washington Post scoops worth your time.

U.S. Special Operations forces’ triumphant capture of one of the suspected ringleaders of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi is a victory for President Obama, but it may be short-lived says White House reporter Scott Wilson.


(Mandel Ngan/AFP-Getty Images)

And in another Washington Post exclusive, President Obama will propose vast expansion of Pacific Ocean marine sanctuary. The plan would close a broad swath of central Pacific to fishing, energy exploration and other activities.

Those young hipsters who squeezed into expensive and tiny District apartments are growing up and beginning to wonder if it’s time to leave the city.

Federal Diary columnist Joe Davidson has been razor-focused on the Department of Veterans Affairs of late, and just in case you missed his most recent column, you can read him here on two watchdogs fighting over information from federal workers about agency wrongdoing.

Finally, if you’ve been following news of the recent highway crash that injured comedian Tracy Morgan, this New York Times report on trucker drivers’ resistance to federal authorities’ decades-long efforts to regulate them will be of interest.

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Eric Yoder · June 17