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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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 6:30 p.m. ET: 32,390,204 — Total deaths: 985,302 — Total recoveries: 22,286,345Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 6:30 p.m ET: 7,020,967 — Total deaths: 203,481 — Total recoveries: 2,710,183 — Total tests: 98,476,600Map.
  3. States: "We’re not closing anything going forward": Florida fully lifts COVID restaurant restrictions — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam tests positive for coronavirus.
  4. Health: Young people accounted for 20% of cases this summer.
  5. Business: Coronavirus has made airports happier places The expiration of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance looms.
  6. Education: Where bringing students back to school is most risky.

Trump prepares to announce Amy Coney Barrett as Supreme Court replacement

Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Photo: Matt Cashore/Notre Dame University via Reuters

President Trump is preparing to nominate federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett of Indiana, a favorite of both the social conservative base and Republican elected officials, to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Republican sources tell Axios.

Why it matters: Barrett would push the already conservative court further and harder to the right, for decades to come, on the most important issues in American politics — from abortion to the limits of presidential power. If confirmed, she would give conservatives a 6-3 majority on the high court.

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White House pushes to uphold TikTok ban

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The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday filed legal opposition to TikTok's request to delay a ban on downloading the app, with a federal judge in Washington scheduling a hearing on the request for Sunday morning.

Why it matters: The White House could have simply postponed the ban on its own for another week or two, as it did last Friday. This move suggests it's seeking to use the ban as leverage in ongoing negotiations.