The pressure is on for Democrats to vote for Trump's SCOTUS nominee. Photo: Alex Edelman/Getty Images

The Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion group, is releasing six ads today pressuring red-state Democratic senators to "protect life" by voting to confirm Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Why it matters: The heightened attention on these Democratic senators makes them even more vulnerable ahead of the midterm election.

The details: This is part of the group's $3 million campaign to help confirm Judge Kavanaugh, which started 12 hours after he was announced. The ads target Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, Joe Donnelly, Doug Jones, Joe Manchin, Bill Nelson and Claire McCaskill.

  • Each digital ad is 15 seconds and will be shared through a peer-to-peer texting campaign.
  • SBA List held press conferences earlier this week outside of Sens. Heitkamp, Donnelly and Manchin's offices in their home states. They're planning more in-state press conferences throughout the summer.

Go deeper: The 2018 view on abortion from the right.

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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.