Here’s a look at tomorrow’s top talkers from Washington Post reporters and columnists who know the topics best.
FERGUSON FEDERAL INVESTIGATION: Emily Wax-Thibodeaux and DeNeen L. Brown capture how the demonstrators are as diverse as their grievances–from the ‘militants’ to the peaceful, the elders, and the looters. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will travel to the St. Louis suburb Wednesday to meet with some of the FBI agents and prosecutors investigating the case. Abby Phillip reports on how Ferguson by day is a starkly different place than the nights marked by gas masks, riot gear and floodlights. Gene Robinson writes of how the violence in Ferguson tells of a deeper, more fundamental narrative about what African Americans have done, and what has been done to them, in the decades since the urban riots of the 1960s.
PRIMARY PREVIEW: Senate Republicans face last big primary test in Alaska where former attorney general Dan Sullivan is the choice of both tea party and establishment groups, giving the GOP its best hopes of defeating Sen. Mark Begich (D) in one of the most important races in the battle for the Senate, reports Sean Sullivan. Voters are also casting ballots in Wyoming Tuesday, where Mike Enzi (R) is set to cruise to victory. Philip Bump provides a summary of what the likely 2016 candidates have said in response to the unrest in Ferguson there’s not a lot of value in addressing it for the Republicans.
MCDONNELL TRIAL: Rosalind Helderman is in Richmond and reports Kathleen Scott, who served as a special assistant to first lady Maureen McDonnell, has just finished providing an especially vivid account of the difficulties of working for McDonnell while her husband was in office.
GAZA CEASE-FIREMilitants in Gaza broke a temporary cease-fire by launching rockets at Israel on Tuesday, and Israel responded with airstrikes. The resumption of hostilities effectively shut down talks in Cairo that seek a permanent truce between Israel and Hamas after more than a month of war, report William Booth and Orly Halpern.