Charles Koch and Dr. Michael Lomax on August 3, 2015. Photo: Patrick T. Fallon for The Washington Post via Getty Images

The Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity will be open to supporting Democrats and independents during the 2020 election cycle, CNBC reports.

Why it matters: The Koch network has only put its political and financial weight behind Republican candidates in the past, highlighting the libertarian-leaning organization's difficulty finding a foothold in the party during President Trump's tenure.

  • Billionaire Charles Koch previewed the potential pivot during the network's annual summit earlier this year, saying, "This attitude of holding against others who have different beliefs is tearing our country apart."
  • Americans for Prosperity, which forms the political backbone of the Koch network, is emphasizing "finding nonpartisan solutions" as it rebrands its political messaging to potentially support candidates from all parties who match its policy priorities.

Go deeper: The Koch network says it wants to pivot to bipartisanship

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Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence

Roger Stone arriving at his sentencing hearing on Feb. 20. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

President Trump on Friday evening commuted the sentence of his longtime associate Roger Stone, according to two senior administration officials. Stone in February was sentenced to 40 months in prison for crimes including obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress.

Why it matters: The controversial move brings an abrupt end to the possibility of Stone spending time behind bars. He had been scheduled to report to prison on July 14.

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Which states have set single-day coronavirus records this week

Data: COVID Tracking Project and state health department data compiled by Axios; Map: Danielle Alberti and Naema Ahmed/Axios

13 states this week surpassed records set just last week for their highest number of coronavirus infections in a single day, according to the COVID Tracking Project and state health department data. 16 states in total reported new highs.

The big picture: The United States' alarming rise in coronavirus cases isn't just due to increased testing — particularly where the number of cases has grown fastest over the last month, Axios' Andrew Witherspoon and Caitlin Owens report.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 6:30 p.m. ET: 12,389,660 — Total deaths: 557,279 — Total recoveries — 6,830,596Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 6:30 p.m. ET: 3,169,611 — Total deaths: 133,885 — Total recoveries: 983,185 — Total tested: 38,856,341Map.
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