. 1 Another Kennedy in the Senate?
Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III. Ready to go where his grandfather and two great uncles have gone before: The US Senate.
The only problem is the acting Massachusetts Democratic senator, Edward Markey runs for reelection. And Jonathan Martin, a New York Times national political reporter reports that 73-year-old Markey told him he would not resign even if 38-year-old Kennedy stepped in.
"That would create a titanic match between two famous characters in this state," said Martin. "And, increasingly, people think that as long as Kennedy keeps this door open, he'll probably have to run, because retiring will show weakness for a future race, and if you do not run now, the lines are not." shorter in a state full of liberals.
2. Campaign Schedule by Bernie Sanders
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will conduct a campaign in Pennsylvania and Kentucky this week, with the two states holding the primates very late next year, meaning they will be fewer So, why is he there?
"It really does show a larger and more comprehensive primary strategy, which in my opinion somehow has to do with all candidates except for most of Vice President Joe Biden," said 1
Shawna Thomas, head of the Vice-News Bureau in Washington who considers the visit to Kentucky an interesting opportunity.
"He basically goes to the hometown of Mitch McConnell (chairman of the Senate majority) in Kentucky "Thomas said," he has to scold. So it should be interesting to see how this policy develops over the next few days. "
3. Reviving the Security Debate
In the meantime, Congress is returning from its summer break next week with new gun laws top of the agenda.
CNN Congress correspondent Phil Mattingly says there are many ideas, but not much optimism.
"I have spoken to many people involved in the A "Do not know where the President will land, and B, think nothing, material will happen," Mattingly said.
But the White House plans to publish its proposals next month.
"I was told it will be a little bit more minimal than Democrats would want, probably a lot of minimal, "said Mattingly." (House Speaker) Nancy Pelosi had a conference call with her members on Friday and said that this was the most pressing problem for her. … Everything could happen, and where it ends is an open question. But first the White House has to decide what they want.
4. Trump, Hong Kong & China
Hong Kong protesters fought this weekend with city police armed with water cannon and made one of the most violent nights in three months of pro-democracy street demonstrations.
And though The White House According to Vivian Salama, reporter of the Wall Street Journal in the White House, the protests are intimately entwined with trade talks between the US and China.
"It will be one of the most significant events moments for President Trump in which he will handle this trade, "said Salama.
" We see today that protesters are being hit by tear gas from the police. This is something that really puts pressure on Beijing, and more than they are approaching these deadlines with the US on trade talks, will they meet next week? Will not you meet next week? These protests could have a significant impact.
And then the question arises as to whether Trump will ever lend his support to the demonstrators
"That could also be a really crucial moment," Salama said. "Will he prioritize our economic interest or will he be this traditional Role played by the American president to promote … democratic ideals? "