. 1 Trump blocks Sessions Senate bid?
President Donald Trump may not be quite finished with Jeff Sessions yet.
Some Republicans want sessions for his old Senate seat next year – the one he resigned from because of a misfortune stint as Trump's Attorney General. It is currently held by Democrat Doug Jones, who only won it after three women claimed that his Republican opponent sexually abused her as a teenager decades ago.
This opponent, Roy Moore, is running again. And national Republicans are desperate to stop him in primary school, [CNN'sManuRaju said adding that meetings would be a natural choice, if not because of his controversial relationship with the president.
I do not expect sessions to run for his old Senate seat, and there's a reason why, "Raju said." President Trump does not want him to run away again. He actually had a conversation with (Alabama's other senator) Richard Shelby, who told me last week that the President told him he was not on board. "The President is still angry at the sessions as Attorney General and his refusal to investigate And the President is known to hold a grudge. "
2. Pelosis Budget Test
The Trump Administration says the US Treasury could hit the debt ceiling in a few weeks, but Congress has only days left to postpone its summer break this week.
Time's Molly Ball said it was a big test for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
"The biggest challenge facing her is not how she deals with" The Squad "or impeachment or (former Special Adviser) Robert Müller or anything else," Ball said funding the government and raising the debt ceiling is a real high-wire act. "
Ball said Pelosi and Finance Minister Steven Mnuchin spoke every day, but there is still no agreement.
"The coming week is the moment of truth, it's a question of whether Pelosi can bring her caucus on board with some aggressive Republicans, and of course the biggest question mark is, will the president join in or he will Blow up at the last minute? "
3. Another deadline for Iran is approaching
With tensions between Iran and the West escalating, Trump must make a big decision next week ̵
"I'm watching the deadline for August 1," said Eliana Johnson of Politico. Then the government has to decide if these exemptions should be extended.
"Iran is putting a lot of pressure The government is pushing to stop releasing them, and if that's the case, the tensions between the two nations will continue to grow."
4. Democrats Want Voter Turnout Increase African Americans
One of the reasons why Hillary Clinton missed a campaign victory in 2016 was the declining turnout of African Americans in key states. It is a trend that Democrats will try to reverse in 2020, and Asma Khalid of the NPR said they will have two great chances this week to try.
"There is the NAACP Congress in Detroit and the Urban League in Detroit Indianapolis," Khalid said. "I'm really interested in that, because I think there has been a lot of talk about how Democrats could reclaim the heartland and regain some of these Midwestern countries in 2020. And part of that is to boost African-Americans' turnout, which is not
Khalid said she was particularly curious to see the two Democratic candidates in 2020, former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend Mayor, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg.
"There are some questions on how far they can reach African American voters, and that will be really important for every Democrat in 2020," she said.
5th CNN Debate Crossing
And CNN Chief Correspondent John King :
Next week's CNN debates are a crossroads for at least half of the crowded democratic field – maybe a chance to make a fresh start. but maybe the beginning of the end.
Invitations to Round Three raise the bar: 2% from four credible national or early primary state surveys and 130,000 unique individual campaign donors.
Only six contestants have already done so: Biden, Buttigieg, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, California Sen. Kamala Harris and former Texas Congresswoman Beto O & Rourke.
Three have met one of two tests: New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.
The number of candidates on stage in September could be 10 or less. 20 candidates qualified for the first and second debate.
The higher bar increases the use of CNN debates for those who fight at the bottom of the field. The line of most is that they definitely want to become a soldier, but the exclusion from the debates will only aggravate the challenge of collecting money and taking part in the polls.
Among those hoping for a breakthrough is one of the earliest candidates in the race, former Maryland MP John Delaney.
"I'm on stage with Sen. Sanders and Sen. Warren," Delaney said Friday to CNN's Brianna Keilar. "I think I can say emphatically that these people engage in the class struggle and promise everything in vain, to work with things like 'Medicare for all', which is not a good policy, and if we do that, we will do it. " Trump on a sliding path to re-election.
Delaney denied a report last week that senior campaign officials had advised him to abandon the race soon unless a dramatic breakthrough had occurred, and Delaney released an aggressive Iowa timetable to reaffirm his position for the days after next week's debates, he insists that he will take part in the race until at least the Iowa poll in February.
However, if this breakthrough does not materialize in the second debates, Delaney will become a long list of candidates judging whether another campaign is feasible without the visibility of the debate phase.