House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is one of several prominent Republicans to demand that House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) step down from his position for promoting allegations of a Trump campaign conspiracy with Russia, Politico reports.

The big picture: Attorney General William Barr released a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Sunday that concluded there was not sufficient evidence to establish a Trump-Russia conspiracy. Trump defenders are taking the news as complete vindication of the president, while Schiff has joined other Democrats in demanding that the full Mueller report be released to the public, while pressing on with his committee's own investigation into Russian contacts.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Politics: Ex-FDA chief: Pence campaigning after COVID exposure puts others at risk — Mark Meadows: "We are not going to control the pandemic"— COVID-19 looms over White House Halloween celebrations.
  2. Health: 13 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week — Fauci says maybe we should mandate masks if people don't wear them — America was sick well before it ever got COVID-19.
  3. World: Italy tightens restrictions Spain declares new state of emergency.
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13 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week

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13 states set new highs last week for coronavirus infections recorded in a single day, according to the COVID Tracking Project (CTP) and state health departments. Kansas, Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming surpassed records from the previous week.

The big picture: The pandemic is getting worse again across the country, and daily coronavirus cases have risen in the U.S. for six straight weeks, according to a seven-day average tracked by Axios. The U.S. reported over 80,000 new cases on both Friday and Saturday.

Senate advances Amy Coney Barrett nomination, setting up final confirmation vote

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The Senate voted 51-48 on Sunday to advance the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, setting up a final confirmation vote for Monday.

Why it matters: It's now virtually inevitable that the Senate will vote to confirm President Trump's third Supreme Court nominee before the election, which is just nine days away.