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In an expansive interview with the hosts of Fox & Friends this morning, President Trump addressed some of the biggest issues of his presidency, publicly using Stormy Daniels' name for the first time and providing additional details on his potential upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Between the lines: Trump was clearly in his element. He held forth so freely that it was the Fox & Friends hosts who had to end the call after half an hour, telling the president, "We could talk to you all day, but it looks like you have a million things to do."

Stormy Daniels

Trump publicly used Stormy Daniels' name for the first time — and confirmed that Michael Cohen had worked for him on the issue: "As a percentage of my legal work, a tiny, tiny little fraction, but Michael would represent me and represent me on some things. He represents me, like with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal, he represented me. You know, from what I see, he did absolutely nothing wrong. There were no campaign funds going into this, which would have been a problem."

  • On Cohen pleading the Fifth: "Because he's got other things. He's got businesses, and, from what I understand, they're looking at his businesses."
Kim Jong-un

Trump mentioned that Secretary of State-designee Mike Pompeo and Kim Jong-un talked for "more than an hour" during their meeting in North Korea earlier this month. He added that there are "incredible pictures" of the meeting, musing in real time that he'd like to release them.

James Comey

On Comey's memos: Trump said that he never told former FBI Director James Comey that he did not stay overnight in Moscow when he traveled there in 2013 for a beauty pageant: "Of course I stayed. I stayed there a very short period of time, but of course I stayed. His memo said I left immediately. I never said that."

  • Trump's stay in Moscow is central to the most salacious of the Steele dossier allegations against him, which state that he viewed obscene acts by prostitutes in a Ritz Carlton hotel room previously occupied by President Obama.
Ronny Jackson

"I even told him a day or two ago. I saw where this was going ... You could take the head of the biggest hospital corporation of the world, and it's peanuts compared to the VA. So nobody has experience. You know it's a big monster."

Kanye West

"When you go back to the Civil War, it was the Republicans that really did the thing. Lincoln was a Republican. Somehow it's changed over the years ... Kanye looks and he sees black unemployment at the lowest it's been in the history of our country, okay? ... He sees that stuff and he's smart."

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Appeals court upholds six-day extension for counting Wisconsin ballots

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A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling that extended the deadline for counting mail-in ballots in Wisconsin until Nov. 9 as long as they are postmarked by the Nov. 3 election, AP reports.

Why it matters: It's a big win for Democrats that also means that the winner of Wisconsin, a key presidential swing state, won't be known for six days after the election. Republicans are likely to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court, as the Pennsylvania GOP did after a similar ruling on Monday.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 7 p.m. ET: 33,489,205 — Total deaths: 1,004,278 — Total recoveries: 23,243,613Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 7 p.m ET: 7,183,367 — Total deaths: 205,883 — Total recoveries: 2,794,608 — Total tests: 102,342,416Map.
  3. Health: Americans won't take Trump's word on the vaccine, Axios-Ipsos poll finds.
  4. States: NYC's coronavirus positivity rate spikes to highest since June.
  5. Sports: Tennessee Titans close facility amid NFL's first coronavirus outbreak.
  6. World: U.K. beats previous record for new coronavirus cases.
  7. Work: United States of burnout — Asian American unemployment spikes amid pandemic

What to watch in tonight's debate

Joe Biden (left) and President Trump (right) are facing off in Cleveland for the first presidential debate. Photos: Alex Wong (of Biden) and David Hume Kennerly (of Trump)/Getty Images

President Trump will try to break Joe Biden's composure by going after his son Hunter and other family members in tonight's first presidential debate — a campaign source tells Axios "nothing will be off the table" — while Biden plans to stick to the economy, coronavirus and new revelations about how Trump avoided paying taxes.

Driving the news: Biden and Trump are set to debate at 9pm ET at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and it will be moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace.