• Charlie Pierce of Esquire’s Politics Blog calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about how well the economy has been doing under Obama

hartmann• Progressive superhero Thom Hartmann calls in at 11am ET / 8am PT to talk about his new book “The Crash of 2016: The Plot To Destroy America And What We Can Do To Stop It”

• President Obama’s job approval rating has fallen to 42 percent in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, down 13 percentage points this year and 6 points in the past month to match the lowest of his presidency. 55 percent disapprove, which is a record.

• Scandal-plagued Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was stripped of the last of his meaningful powers last night after a heated City Council debate in which he argued with members of the public, charged hecklers and knocked a councilwoman down.

• George Zimmerman is being held without bail on charges that he threatened his girlfriend with a shotgun. Zimmerman, 30, was taken into custody Monday afternoon following a disturbance call at a home in Apopka, Fla., about 15 miles from Orlando.

• Stunned residents across the Midwest picked through the wreckage of what used to be their homes on Monday after a fierce storm system swept across six states, spawned nearly 60 reported tornadoes and killed at least eight people.