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Several senior Republican are urging President Trump not to end DACA, the Obama-era executive order that protects about 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children from deportation. They're also saying it's time for Congress to pass legislation to protect the "DREAMers."

Trump promised to end the program on the campaign trail but on Friday said, "We love the DREAMers." Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump will issue a decision on Tuesday.

  • Speaker Paul Ryan: "These are kids who know no other country, who were brought here by their parents and don't know another home. And so I really do believe there that there needs to be a legislative solution."
  • Sen. Orrin Hatch: We need "a workable, permanent solution for individuals ... who have built their lives here."
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott: "These kids must be allowed to pursue the American Dream, and Congress must act on this immediately."
  • Sen. Jeff Flake: "Congress needs to take immediate action to protect #DACA kids."

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How "naked ballots" could upend mail-in voting in Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania's Supreme Court ordered state officials last week to throw out mail-in ballots submitted without a required inner "secrecy" envelope in November's election, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

The state of play: The decision went under the radar alongside the simultaneous decision to extend the time that mail-in ballots could be counted, but Philadelphia's top elections official warned state legislators this week that throwing out so-called "naked ballots" could bring "electoral chaos" to the state and cause "tens of thousands of votes" to be thrown out — potentially tipping the presidential election.

Commission releases topics for first presidential debate

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Fox News anchor Chris Wallace has selected what topics he'll cover while moderating the first presidential debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden next week.

What to watch: Topics for the Sept. 29 debate will include Trump and Biden's records, the Supreme Court, COVID-19, economic policy, racism and the integrity of the election, the Commission for Presidential Debates announced on Tuesday. Each topic will receive 15 minutes of conversation and will be presented in no particular order.

Fed chair warns economy will feel the weight of expired stimulus

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Fed Chair Jay Powell bump elbows before House hearing on Tuesday. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday that the expiration of Congress' coronavirus stimulus will weigh on the U.S. economy.

Why it matters: Powell warned that the effects of dried-up benefits are a looming risk to the economy, even if the consequences aren't yet visible.

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