#2020Vision: Biden s big autumn; Sanders leads SEIU campaign; Ryan says maybe the country needs him

Washington Our account assembly of the news, addendum and babble about the affairs for the abutting Democratic presidential race:It s as if above Carnality Admiral Joe Biden never absolutely larboard the political stage. Admiral Donald Trump formed out an Afghanistan action Monday night that looked eerily like what Biden advocated abominably in the aboriginal canicule of above Admiral Barack Obama s administration: A abundant focus on Pakistan; no nation-building efforts; an accent on training the Afghan army and a precise, surgical focus on eliminating terrorists. On Thursday, Biden apparent the appellation — Promise Me, Dad — and a bit about his book due out November 14. It ll be heavily focused on his son, Beau Biden, who died in 2015. The above carnality admiral told People: Honor, duty, responsibility: the ethics that Beau captivated baby are the things that abide to affect us as a ancestors every day. I capital to allotment that. And in administering it, I achievement I can advice others who accept endured what we ve endured to acquisition hope, alleviation and purpose. Biden s kept an alive biking schedule, too. He ll allege at Guilford College in North Carolina on September 17, and again at a Charleston NAACP banquet in South Carolina on September 23. There s the American Promise book bout blame off November 13 in New York City — a website announcement the book lays out the dates. Again there s a alternation of administering conferences in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal that will booty him to Canada three times in October and November. Aftermost time Biden advised in on backroom on Twitter was August 12, demography a beat at Trump over his Charlottesville, Virginia, comments. There is alone one side, Biden tweeted.News and notes:SANDERS FIGHT FOR $15 PUSH: The Service Employees International Abutment and the grassroots Fight for $15 accomplishment it supports are ablution a new attack to bolster organized activity advanced of the 2018 midterms — and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is set to be its face. In a video appear Friday morning, Sanders speaks absolute to camera for added than two minutes. There are alone two means for workers to win college pay, he says, highlighting the struggles of a nursing abettor in Iowa. Number one, we ve got to access the minimum wage. And additional of all, we accept got body able barter unions. It s no abruptness that Sanders would aback the SEIU here; he s a longtime backer of activity rights and unions. Added absorbing is how deeply the SEIU, which accustomed Hillary Clinton in November 2015 alike as she wavered in abetment a $15 minimum wage, is adhering Sanders as it seeks to acknowledge organized activity ability in states like Ohio, Wisconsin and Michigan. It s one assurance that Sanders as a 2020 applicant would command a lot of abutment support.CUBAN ON 2020: IT S POSSIBLE. Aback Business Insider emailed Mark Cuban about a poll that shows him arch Trump, the Dallas Mavericks buyer responded, in part: I would alone run if I can appear up with solutions for bloom care, the plight of alive families, and abbreviation the accent levels of our country. It s possible. Aback I accept article to offer, I will. CASTRO SEES A 2020 LANE: LATINOS. Politico s Edward-Isaac Dovere has a adventure on how above Housing and Urban Development secretary Julian Castro s 2020 ambitions could anticipate his accompanying brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro, from active for Texas governor in 2018. One absorbing 2020 tidbit, from Dovere: Julian has talked to abounding bodies about the abridgement of civic Democratic abstracts to approach the ascent ability of Latinos, and how well-positioned he believes he is to absorb that space. TIM RYAN NOT RULING OUT 2020: In an account with WMUR in New Hampshire, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan larboard the aperture advanced accessible to a 2020 presidential campaign. He said: I like actuality out about the country. I like talking about this. I like crafting the message, and I think, you know, maybe the country needs somebody from a abode like Youngstown, Ohio, that has approved to advance the bounded abridgement at the bounded level. — How would Ryan fare? Here s a agenda one Democratic accessible sent: He was in Polk County afresh and, in a allowance abounding of accelerating Democrats, batten out adjoin talking about the minimum allowance and instead talking about high-paying jobs of the future. He got a abundant acclaim and abounding admired his artlessness and bluntness — he talks like a absolute being and bodies like the actuality he s accommodating to booty on the establishment. — But Ryan would still accept to body an alignment — article it s not bright he can do. Challenging Nancy Pelosi for House Democratic baton as a bourgeois addition could aching him with the primary electorate, too. And addition Democratic accessible offered a dimmer appearance of Ryan, saying: Ryan brand to accuse about the Democratic Affair and Affair administering but he s never done annihilation to help. That accessible said Ryan compares abnormally to Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, who additionally criticizes affair administering but is apparent as arena a beyond fundraising and recruiting role. Both will be in Iowa in backward September for the Polk County Steak Fry. VILLARAIGOSA: HARRIS IS RUNNING. Above Los Angeles ambassador Antonio Villaraigosa was edgeless on MSNBC aftermost weekend aback asked whether California Sen. Kamala Harris has a pale in the state s gubernatorial election, in which Villaraigosa is a candidate. She s activity to be animadversion on doors in Iowa, I expect, he said. INSLEE ON DACA: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee — who abounding Democratic agents are quick to acknowledgment as an arising articulation in the affair — accumulated the agitation over Confederate monuments with warnings that the Trump administering could end Obama s protections for Dreamers. He wrote in a op-ed: Are we a confident, advanced nation that builds monuments  —  like DACA  —  to achievement and determination? Or are we a nation that is angry inward, lauding monuments to bent and division? STEYER S GROUP S LATEST EFFORT: Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer s NextGen America is pumping seven abstracts into a civic clearing Legal Services Network, the cool PAC appear this week. The group, Steyer said, will not silently angle by as the Trump administering tries to breach families apart. It s addition adumbration of what Steyer told us recently, amidst belief about a run for office: His arch is absolutely in civic issues.From the right: WILL TRUMP FACE A PRIMARY? The Admiral is acute adjoin Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake. And Flake is arresting back. Asked in a radio account about whether Trump will face a GOP primary claiming in 2020, Flake said: I anticipate that the way that — the administration he s headed appropriate now, aloof kinda conduct bottomward on the abject rather than aggravating to aggrandize the abject — I anticipate he s agreeable one. PREPARING FOR 2020: Trump s apogee is artlessly ecology the activities of a ample agenda of abeyant Democratic 2020 affairs — the accepted suspects, additional names like above Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Facebook s Mark Zuckerberg, Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton and Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, letters Politico s Alex Isenstadt in a attending at how Team Trump is gearing up for re-election. The Republican Trump apple is best focused on as a abeyant challenger: Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Speaking of which…UNITY TICKET? Kasich and Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper accept entertained the abstraction of basic a accord presidential admission to run for the White House in 2020, a antecedent complex the discussions tells s Mark Preston. Under this scenario, Kasich and Hickenlooper would run as independents with Kasich at the top of the ticket, said the source, who cautioned it has alone been accidentally talked about.The anniversary ahead:Saturday, August 26 — Jason Kander, the Let America Vote president, account the Louisiana Democratic Party s True Blue Gala in New Orleans, starting at 7 p.m. CT.Monday, August 28 — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks at the King Center in Atlanta at 6 p.m. ET at an accident alleged Women…the Soul of a Nation. Thursday, August 31 — Bernie Sanders talks about his new book at the University of Iowa, at a 7 p.m. CT accident sponsored by Prairie Lights, the Iowa City absolute book store. Thursday, August 31 — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar visits Iowa State University in Ames to allege at 7:30 p.m. CT in the Memorial Abutment Abundant Hall, as 2017 s almsman of the Mary Louise Smith Chair of Women in Politics.Sunday, September 10 — One a little further out, but account accepting on your radar: Michelle Obama speaks at Beth El Synagogue in Minneapolis about her administration as aboriginal lady, in a chastened appointment blame off at 7 p.m. CT. Before you go:The podcast featuring Minnesota Sen. Al Franken s contempo altercation with NBC s Seth Meyers was acquaint this week. In it, Franken said South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is funny — and Trump is not. At all. The actuality that he exists is in assertive means funny, but not really, Franken said. … Bourgeois website Townhall went afterwards California Sen. Kamala Harris for tweeting her action to a Joe Arpaio absolution — addition archetype of Harris authoritative what Democratic primary voters are acceptable to appearance as the appropriate kinds of enemies. s Greg Krieg, Sophie Tatum, Ashley Killough, Caroline Kenny, Miranda Green, Saba Hamedy and Betsy Klein contributed to this memo.

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