“The Check In: Who the Hell is Dana Rohrabacher?”


“Hurricane Irma: Florida and Puerto Rico brace for storm”


CNN

“(CNN)Hurricane Irma, which has strengthened to a Category 4 storm, is expected to slam the Caribbean and possibly the US mainland this week.

The increasingly menacing storm would continue churning west in the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday and meteorologists say Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands could begin to see its wrath by the end of the day, according to the National Hurricane Center.”  MORE

“Trump travel ban back in court Monday”


POLITICO

“The dispute to be aired Monday is over orders the Supreme Court issued in June and July outlining who would and would not get a short-term reprieve from Trump’s halt on immigration from six majority-Muslim countries and his ban on admission of refugees from across the globe.

“This will be the most important interpretation yet of what the Supreme Court said on June 26th,” said University of Texas law professor Stephen Vladeck.”  MORE

“Food Stamps Are Holding Up The Republican Agenda”


HUFFINGTON POST

The GOP is having a nasty family feud over the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

“New Cases of Human Plague Have Been Confirmed in New Mexico”


TIME

Mass of Yersinia pestis bacteria in the foregut of the flea vector. (Photo by: Media for Medical/UIG via Getty Images)

“Navy says over half of its air fleet can’t fly”


CNN

“How Congress Failed to Plan for Doomsday”


POLITICO

“The end of America’s global leadership?”


SALON


America’s role in the world may be changing — here’s what that means for us

“Top NYC Officials Condemn Justice Department’s Claim City ‘Soft On Crime’


HUFFINGTON POST

NEW YORK CITY MAYOR BILL de BLASIO

“Donald Trump is coming for your Social Security: How the GOP plans a bait and switch to cut taxes — and pensions”


SALON