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Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have been re-elected as the majority and minority leaders of the Senate, respectively, reports NBC News.

What to watch: On the other side of the Capitol, House Republicans will hold their leadership elections Wednesday afternoon, while Democrats won't vote until Nov. 28.

Republican Senate leadership:

  • Majority leader: Mitch McConnell (Ky.)
  • Majority whip: John Thune (S.D.)
  • Conference chair: John Barasso (Wyo.)
  • Policy chair: Roy Blunt (Mo.)
  • Conference vice chair: Joni Ernst (Iowa)
  • NRSC chair: Todd Young (Ind.)

Democratic Senate leadership:

  • Minority leader: Chuck Schumer (N.Y.)
  • Minority whip: Dick Durbin (Ill.)
  • Assistant leader: Patty Murray (Wash.)
  • Policy chair: Debbie Stabenow (Mich.)
  • Conference vice chair: Elizabeth Warren (Mass.)
  • Conference vice chair: Mark Warner (Va.)
  • Chair of steering committee: Amy Klobuchar (Minn.)
  • Chair of outreach: Bernie Sanders (Vt.)
  • DPCC vice chair: Joe Manchin (W.Va.)
  • Conference secretary: Tammy Baldwin (Wis.)

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9:45 p.m. ET: 19,282,972 — Total deaths: 718,851 — Total recoveries — 11,671,491Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9:45 p.m. ET: 4,937,441 — Total deaths: 161,248 — Total recoveries: 1,623,870 — Total tests: 60,415,558Map.
  3. Politics: Trump says he's prepared to sign executive orders on coronavirus aid.
  4. Education: Cuomo says all New York schools can reopen for in-person learning.
  5. Public health: Surgeon general urges flu shots to prevent "double whammy" with coronavirus — Massachusetts pauses reopening after uptick in coronavirus cases.
  6. World: Africa records over 1 million coronavirus cases — Gates Foundation puts $150 million behind coronavirus vaccine production.

Warren and Clinton to speak on same night of Democratic convention

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton both are slated to speak on the Wednesday of the Democratic convention — Aug. 19 — four sources familiar with the planning told Axios.

Why it matters: That's the same night Joe Biden's running mate (to be revealed next week) will address the nation. Clinton and Warren represent two of the most influential wise-women of Democratic politics with the potential to turn out millions of establishment and progressive voters in November.

Trump considering order on pre-existing condition protections, which already exist

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President Trump announced on Friday he will pursue an executive order requiring insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions, something that is already law.

Why it matters: The Affordable Care Act already requires insurers to cover pre-existing conditions. The Trump administration is currently arguing in a case before the Supreme Court to strike down that very law — including its pre-existing condition protections.