Hurricane Dorian

The storm has been downgraded to Category 3 as it continues to threaten the Florida coast. At least five people died in the Bahamas over the weekend because of the storm [AP].

President Donald Trump unleashed a barrage of 122 tweets over the long holiday weekend, many of them about Hurricane Dorian [NYT].


Gun Control

Democratic 2020 hopefuls are all over the map with proposals to address gun violence [NYT].


The investigations

Congressional Democrats say they plan to launch an investigation into President Trump's role in a hush-money scheme designed to keep several extramarital affairs from coming to light during the 2016 campaign [WaPo].


2020

Some of President Trump's close advisers worry his erratic behavior over the summer may sabotage his chances at re-election in 2020 [WaPo].

Right now, the top-3 Democratic presidential contenders are Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The rest of the field is fighting for attention and campaign dollars [Politico].

Just four states will likely determine the outcome of the 2020 presidential race [WaPo].

Why is Joe Biden running for president? [NYT]


Trump vs. the media

President Trump's campaign plan to make allegations of bias by social media platforms a key plank in his re-election efforts. The goal is to erode trust in information sources [Axios].


Ummm...

Last week President Trump tweeted out what appeared to be a classified photo of a failed Iranian rocket launch. The picture likely came from one of the US's newest, and most secret, spy satellites [Business Insider].


Ending the war in Afghanistan?

The US and Taliban have reached an agreement "in principle" for a gradual drawdown of the 14,000 troops in the country [CNN].


North Korea

Experts believe North Korea has developed missiles with greater range and maneuverability that could overwhelm American defenses in the region [NYT].