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  • Healthcare
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As House Republicans struggle to produce their ambitious tax overhaul, President Trump weighed in Wednesday with an off-topic suggestion: How about repealing part of Obamacare and use the money saved on healthcare for tax cuts?

The idea is not original. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Okla.), who often has the president's ear, floated as much during a tweet storm over the weekend.

Cotton, joined by GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, argue that repealing the mandate that all Americans carry health insurance would save $300 billion over the decade.

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  • Accolades
  • Courts

President Trump thanked the GOP-led Senate for pushing through his judicial nominees.

In a tweet Wednesday afternoon, Trump credited the Senate with helping his administration appoint judges "at a record clip!"

Trump specifically named in his tweet Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who recently set the stage for votes on four of the president's appellate court nominees and one district court nominee. In doing so, he declared that Democrats would be unsuccessful in stopping their confirmation.

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President Trump pledged to announce Thursday the "new head" of the Federal Reserve.

Trump said before a Cabinet meeting Wednesday: "I think you will be extremely impressed by this person."

He repeated the statement later Wednesday in a tweet:

  • Terrorism

U.S. special operations forces captured a militant in Libya accused of playing an instrumental role in the Benghazi attacks, officials say, in a high-stakes operation designed to bring the perpetrators to justice five years after the deadly violence.

President Trump identified the militant as Mustafa al-Imam and said his capture signified that the four Americans who died "will never be forgotten."

Justice Department officials were escorting al-Imam by military plane to the United States, where he's expected to be tried in federal court.

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In between tweets lashing out at Democrats and decrying the "sick and deranged person" suspected of carrying out a terrorist attack in New York, President Trump doled out a slew of accolades Tuesday via Twitter.

Trump thanked Puerto Rico's lieutenant governor for writing an op-ed defending the Trump administration's response to Hurricane Maria.

He wished the public a happy Halloween, attaching to his tweet a video of holiday festivities held at the White House:

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  • On the media
  • Insults
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President Trump continued broadcasting his frustration with Monday's announcement of two indictments and one guilty plea of top figures in his campaign, sending a second series of tweets Tuesday morning intended to deflect attention to Democrats.

The presidential tweets, amid one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, mark yet another precedent broken by Trump. Many legal analysts have advised him against making impromptu public statements on social media during the investigation.

It is unclear what he meant when he said that the Podesta brothers could "drain the swamp." John Podesta served as Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman. His brother Tony, who is also close to the Clintons, resigned from his Democratic lobbying firm amid the furor of the Russia probe on Monday.

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President Trump broke a nearly daylong Twitter silence Tuesday to characterize a former campaign aide who has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI as a "young low-level volunteer" whom "few knew."

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Republicans delayed the long-awaited introduction of their tax-cut bill Tuesday as members continued to argue over key elements, including how quickly to cut corporate rates, which state tax deductions to eliminate and whether to impose new caps on popular 401(k) retirement accounts, according to people familiar with the negotiations.

After promising that the bill would be released Wednesday, the chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), announced late in the day that the unveiling would have to wait another day.

President Trump offered words of encouragement Tuesday night in a tweet:

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President Trump is known to be a fan of Fox News morning show "Fox & Friends."

He appeared to be watching early Monday, amid mounting reports that a grand jury had approved an indictment in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling in last year's election.

Less than an hour before news broke that former Trump campaign manager Robert Manafort Jr. and his top deputy Richard W. Gates III were the targets of the indictment, Trump tweeted about a segment that had just aired on the show.

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President Trump moved quickly Monday to distance himself and the White House from the indictment of his former campaign chairman and a top deputy on charges of conspiracy and money laundering.

Paul Manafort and Richard W. Gates III were charged by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who is investigating interactions between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.

In a tweet a short time after the news became public, the president tried to shift the focus elsewhere, asking why Hillary Clinton and the Democrats aren't the focus of the probe.