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The Koch-backed advocacy groups Freedom Partners, Americans for Prosperity and The LIBRE Initiative are expressed their "disappointment" in President Trump's latest tweets calling DACA "dead." They are demanding a permanent solution for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children in exchange for $25 billion in funding for border security.

Why it matters: The Koch brothers are some of the GOP's biggest financial contributors. These statements clearly put blame on both Republicans and Democrats for not reaching a DACA deal — while Trump attempts to solely blame Democrats. "Pointing fingers, shifting blame and, ultimately, abandoning efforts to reach a consensus would be irresponsible and represent a grave injustice," Freedom Partners Executive Vice President James Davis said in a statement.

Davis added that they will continue to "be aggressively engaged" on finding a permanent solution for Dreamers until an agreement is reached.

  • AFP Chief Government Affairs Officer Brent Gardner touted a bipartisan deal in his statement, saying, "There’s a clear path forward that all sides should be able to support, yet instead of finding a solution, Washington is back to the same political games that allowed this problem to become a crisis.”
  • The LIBRE Initiative President Daniel Garza called Trump's DACA statements "extremely disappointing" and called for "a sense of urgency" from the White House and Congress.

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Appeals court upholds six-day extension for counting Wisconsin ballots

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A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that extended the deadline for counting mail-in ballots in Wisconsin until Nov. 9 as long as they are postmarked by the Nov. 3 election, AP reports.

Why it matters: It's a big win for Democrats that also means that the winner of Wisconsin, a key presidential swing state, may not be known for six days after the election. Republicans are likely to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court, as the Pennsylvania GOP did after a similar ruling on Monday.

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  6. World: U.K. beats previous record for new coronavirus cases.
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What to watch in tonight's debate

Joe Biden (left) and President Trump (right) are facing off in Cleveland for the first presidential debate. Photos: Alex Wong (of Biden) and David Hume Kennerly (of Trump)/Getty Images

President Trump will try to break Joe Biden's composure by going after his son Hunter and other family members in tonight's first presidential debate — a campaign source tells Axios "nothing will be off the table" — while Biden plans to stick to the economy, coronavirus and new revelations about how Trump avoided paying taxes.

Driving the news: Biden and Trump are set to debate at 9pm ET at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and it will be moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace.