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One day after disbanding his troubled voter fraud commission without any findings of fraud, President Trump continued to call the U.S. voting system “rigged” and said states should require that Americans have voter-identification cards.

In two tweets on Thursday morning, Trump blamed the commission’s failure on the lack of cooperation from “mostly Democrat States” that refused to hand over voter rolls “because they know that many people are voting illegally.” However, voting supervisors in Republican-led states refused as well, objecting on privacy and other grounds.

Despite Trump’s assertions, analysts have not found evidence of widespread voter fraud.

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President Trump touted “another good day” for the stock market Wednesday in a tweet.

Big gains for technology and healthcare stocks helped U.S. indexes set records again Wednesday. Some analysts attributed the surge to investor enthusiasm for Trump's $1.5-trillion tax cut.

All told, Wall Street analysts estimate the tax package should boost earnings for companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index by roughly 8% this year. That's much more generous than the average tax cut of 1.6% that middle-class families will receive, according to the Tax Policy Center.

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  • Domestic policy
  • The economy

President Trump touted “another good day” for the stock market Wednesday in a tweet.

Big gains for technology and healthcare stocks helped U.S. indexes set records again Wednesday. Some analysts attributed the surge to investor enthusiasm for Trump's $1.5-trillion tax cut.

All told, Wall Street analysts estimate the tax package should boost earnings for companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index by roughly 8% this year. That's much more generous than the average tax cut of 1.6% that middle-class families will receive, according to the Tax Policy Center.

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President Trump mourned the death of Mormon Church leader Thomas S. Monson on Wednesday evening.

Trump tweeted a link to a statement in which he said that Monson “demonstrated wisdom, inspired leadership, and great compassion” and delivered a message of “optimism, forgiveness, and faith.”

A church bishop at the age of 22, Monson became the youngest church apostle ever in 1963 at the age of 36. He served as a counselor for three church presidents before assuming the role of the top leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in February 2008.

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President Trump mourned the death of Mormon Church leader Thomas S. Monson on Wednesday evening.

Trump tweeted a link to a statement in which he said that Monson “demonstrated wisdom, inspired leadership, and great compassion” and delivered a message of “optimism, forgiveness, and faith.”

A church bishop at the age of 22, Monson became the youngest church apostle ever in 1963 at the age of 36. He served as a counselor for three church presidents before assuming the role of the top leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in February 2008.

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President Trump continued to express support for Iran’s anti-government protesters on Wednesday.

In a tweet, Trump commended the protesters and pledged that the United States will support them “at the appropriate time.”

Trump’s tweet Wednesday morning came as Iranian Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroo sent a letter to United Nations officials complaining that Washington was intervening “in a grotesque way in Iran's internal affairs.”

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President Trump congratulated Sen. Orrin Hatch for “an absolutely incredible career” upon news of Hatch’s impending retirement.

In a tweet Tuesday afternoon, Trump called Hatch “a tremendous supporter” and wrote that “he will be greatly missed” in the Senate.

Hatch's decision to retire from the Senate after four decades lets the Utah Republican walk away at the height of his power after helping to push through an overhaul of the tax code and persuading Trump to downsize two national monuments.

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President Trump played up “tremendous progress” in improving care for veterans in his first year on Tuesday in a tweet. 

His message linked to an Instagram video describing eight accomplishments that show Trump is “fighting for our veterans.” But it overstates the impact of these steps.

Of the eight achievements cited, two are ceremonial proclamations recognizing National Veterans and Military Families Month and National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

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President Trump clearly didn’t resolve to change his Twitter habits this year.

With nine disparate tweets over three hours on Tuesday morning, the first working day of 2018, Trump continued to exploit social media to be the most aggressive commentator in chief in American history. For any other president, his posts would have made for a monumental day of (mis-)statements. Yet for Trump, the series — attacks on political foes and media, provocations of foreign leaders and self-praise for events he had nothing to do with — was all but unremarkable.

His Twitter barrage — sent between 7:09 a.m. and 10:16 a.m. — reflected a familiar gamut after nearly a year in office:

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President Trump says Iran is "failing at every level," and he is voicing his support for the protesters there, saying it is "TIME FOR CHANGE."

Trump tweeted Monday: 

The protests began Thursday in Mashhad over economic issues and have since expanded to several cities. Hundreds of people have been arrested.