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President Trump claims that allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign are "fake news."

His tweet came as calls grew louder from Democrats in Congress (and a few Republicans) for U.S. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the issue because of his role as a prominent Trump supporter during the campaign, and to appoint an independent special prosecutor to carry out a Russia probe.

U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian intelligence agencies hacked Democratic Party computers and used other tactics last year to interfere with the election. The FBI is separately investigating whether anyone on Trump's campaign had improper contacts with Russian authorities during the campaign.

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  • On the media
  • Insults

President Trump blasts a New York Times advertisement that references partisan statements to emphasize the importance and difficulty of pursuing the truth.

The 30-second spot was set to air during the Academy Awards on ABC, Adweek reported.

While it came as the first New York Times ad to air during the Oscars, it was not the paper's first advertisement, overall, according to Adweek.

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Demonstrators protest in support of transgender rights in Chicago on Saturday,
Demonstrators protest in support of transgender rights in Chicago on Saturday, (Scott Olson / Getty Images)

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President Trump comments on the Democratic Party's choice of Tom Perez as its new leader. Perez, who served as secretary of Labor under former President Obama, named Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota as deputy chairman.

Trump's message of congratulations appears to be tinged with sarcasm. It drew a response from Perez, who tweeted this reply:

In remarks to party delegates before he was elected, Perez said that the Democratic National Committee needs a chair "who can not only take the fight to Donald Trump" but also reform the culture within the party itself.

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President Trump tweets he will not attend the April 29 White House Correspondents' Dinner, considered the premier social event of the Washington press corps.

His announcement comes amid growing tensions between his administration and the media. Trump has decried stories he doesn't like as "fake news," and described unnamed news groups as an "enemy of the people."

A day earlier, the White House barred reporters from several major news organizations, including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, CNN and Politico, from attending an off-camera press briefing.

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President Trump shares a link to his weekly address.

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  • Domestic policy
  • The economy

President Trump shares his optimism in the economy after the Dow Jones industrial average extends its winning streak to an 11th day, setting another all-time high.

Trump has broadly promised to relax financial regulations and overhaul the tax code, but he hasn't yet submitted specific proposals to Congress.

Despite the stocks' higher finish on Friday, indexes spent most of the day lower. Some financial experts said that questions about the contents and timetable of Trump's tax proposal might have contributed to the wobble.

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President Trump notes that the news media has not reported on a minor dip in the national debt, contrasting the fluctuation with a rise in the debt that occurred during the first month of Barack Obama's presidency.

Trump's tweet came shortly after Herman Cain, who ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, made a similar comment on Fox News.

While the numbers are accurate, Trump's tweet suggests he deserves credit for something that is largely beyond his control, especially since he hasn't yet given Congress any proposals to change tax laws or the financial industry.

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President Trump suggests his supporters should hold their own rally and says it would be "the biggest of them all."

It's not clear exactly what prompted his comment, but it came a day after a star-studded crowd of nearly 2,000 protesters gathered outside the Beverly Hills headquarters of United Talent Agency for a rally against the policies of Trump's administration.

The tweet prompted a sharp response from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who shared a pair of side-by-side photos that appear to show the crowd at Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration compared with that at the Women's March on Washington, a protest against Trump's presidency that took place a day later.

President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., on Feb. 24.
President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., on Feb. 24. (Alex Wong / Getty Images)

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