Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Senate Democrats are confident they have the votes to oppose the Republican short-term spending bill to keep the government open while broader negotiations continue, according to four Democratic aides who spoke with Axios.

Why it matters: Democrats' opposition reflects their growing unwillingness to capitulate to Republicans who aren't giving them what they want — namely signing off on their bipartisan DACA deal from last week — even if it means causing a government shutdown.

Politico, which first reported the Democrats' confidence on this, quoted a Democratic senator saying: “I am convinced that between Republicans who publicly said they’re [voting] no and Democrats who said they’re a ‘no,’ there are not enough votes in this chamber” to pass the House plan.

What to watch: The blame game. If they're successful, Republicans will paint Democrats as the "shutdown party," even though the GOP controls both the House and the Senate. And Democrats will blame Republicans who removed immigration provisions from the spending bill and instead used children's healthcare as a way to gain votes.

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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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  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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