The former Navy SEAL oversaw the operation that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden, according to the Washington Post. McRaven is described as a square-jawed Texan and one of the most experienced terrorism hunters in the U.S. government.
He has spent years tracking bin Laden, and much of the past two months were devoted to extensive preparations involving the Navy SEALs' elite Team 6. McRaven apparently oversaw the operation from the Joint Operations Center in Bagram, Afghanistan.
The former executive director of Teach for America was named superintendent of Newark City Schools on Wednesday. The school district came to national attention last year when Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg donated $200 million to rehabilitate the troubled district.
Analysts say Anderson, 39, faces extraordinary obstacles. Newark is highly insular and extraordinarily distrustful of outsiders, Derrell Bradford, with Excellent Education for Everyone, said in the New York Times.
Newark Teachers Union President Joseph del Grosso said the district's problems require immediate fixes.
â€śShe walking into a hornetâ€™s nest,â€ť he said.
As he decides whether to enter the Republican presidential nomination battle, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels visited Washington on Wednesday touting his education reform and fiscal records but giving no further hints on which way he may be leaning.
In his second term as governor, Daniels is emphasizing how the nation must confront its rising debt and how dangerous it is.
Some suggest a test of how he may do may lie just as much in his personality differences with other contenders as in his political ideology.
He sat down with the New Yorker for an interview, and was compared to the other potential GOP candidates.
"Daniels is unobtrusively friendly. He doesnâ€™t get defensive or suspicious. He is relaxed, and being around him is relaxing," it says in the New Yorker. He doesnâ€™t throw off the crackles of crazinessâ€”or weirdness or megalomania or suppressed something (rage, fear, insecurity, resentment)â€”that, to a greater (Palin, Bachmann, Gingrich, Trump, Paul) or lesser (Huckabee, Romney) degree, you get from all the rest. (Huntsman is probably unweird, too, but I havenâ€™t seen enough of him to judge.)"