MorningScoop: Cordray’s Appointment, NASA and John Glenn

The talk around government Wednesday was about Richard Cordray, the former Attorney General of Ohio who President Obama named Director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau using a recess appointment. Obama initially said in July he would appoint Cordray in the future, but thanks to delays in the Senate, the President opted for the rarely used method. Of course, Cordray is not fully in the clear. The Senate now must approve him by the end of its next session or he’s out of the job. More on Cordray and CFPB, along with a post from Cordray himself

FAA over the past year, plus new gov regulations on flight crew R&R

Some interesting open source stuff from NASA here and here


John Glenn is getting a ship named after him …

Obama, Panetta and Dempsey to hold press conference on defense strategic guidance this morning …

The Department of Education launched a video challenge

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2012 Preparedness Resolutions

Conservation Programs Present and Future

David Stegon is excited this morning after his Temple Owls downed mighty Duke last night. The MorningScoop posts each morning at 6 a.m. with news from around the federal government. Submit news items to David at Follow him on Twitter (@davidstegon) and check back to for regular updates throughout the day.

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