5-15-2017 Political Nuggets….
- The Trump administration is moving quickly to name a new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who would require Senate confirmation. At least eight candidates have been interviewed for the position, including Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), and President Donald Trump said he said he might make a decision by Friday. (The Wall Street Journal)
- North Korea’s successful missile test suggests progress toward building an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the United States, according to experts. (Reuters)
- Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) is expected to announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate today, challenging Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), who was appointed to the seat this year. The special primary election is scheduled for August. (Politico)
- Trump intends to nominate Callista Gingrich, the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, to be U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. The official announcement has been delayed as the administration awaits approval from the Office of Government Ethics. (CNN)