So college football returns in a few hours with North Carolina vs. South Carolina and Kent State vs. Liberty. More about footbaw later.
* WaPo publishes partial expose of intelligence agencies’ $52.6 billion “black budget,” courtesy of Edward Snowden, who increasingly appears to have known more about the federal government than the president.
* Strikes and demonstrations for higher wages hit McDonald’s and Burger King outlets in sixty cities.
* Russia sends two war ships to the Mediterranean but Moscow denies it’s any big deal.
* House GOPers may be leading charge against attack on Syria, but TNR’s Nate Cohn notes rank-and-file GOP much more supportive than Democrats.
* Increasingly obvious that congressional Republicans deliberately skipped March on Washington, instead of being (as some claimed) excluded.
And in non-political news:
* Tropical Storm Juliette slams Cabo. But no threat of Sharknado just yet.
As I break for lunch, here’s Lil Wayne’s post-Katrina song, with Robin Thicke: “Tie My Hands.”