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For the second time in as many days, President Trump tweeted his endorsement of Michigan Atty. Gen. Bill Schuette for governor.

This time, Trump spelled the candidate's name correctly.

Trump tweeted the same endorsement Saturday evening, but misspelled Schuette as "Shuette."

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  • The economy

President Trump expressed optimism Saturday afternoon in a tweet, writing that "a great deal of good things" are happening, and that the U.S. stock market and jobs are "at all time highs."

Trump's tweet came the day after the Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 2,500 for the first time. The Dow Jones industrial average rose Thursday to its third record-high close in a row.

As far as jobs numbers, the Labor Department said last week that the number of job openings posted by U.S. employers in July reached 6.2 million, the highest since the department began tracking the data in 2000.

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President Trump has endorsed Michigan Atty. Gen. Bill Schuette for governor.

Trump tweeted Saturday that Schuette, who launched a bid Tuesday to be Michigan's governor, would be "fantastic." Trump also wrote that he was bringing jobs back to the state, and pledged that Schuette would help.

Schuette has promised to be a "jobs governor" who would cut income taxes and high auto insurance premiums. He is best known for his investigation of lead-contaminated drinking water in Flint. His probe led to criminal charges against 15 current and former government officials.

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President Trump announced plans to head to Alabama next week to back Alabama Sen. Luther Strange, who faces a runoff in the Republican primary to fill his seat.

Strange took over the seat this year when Jeff Sessions, the state’s longtime senator, resigned to become U.S. attorney general.

Trump tweeted Saturday afternoon that he would travel to Huntsville on Sept. 23 in support of Strange, whom Trump called "a great guy who gets things done!"

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President Trump honored the nation's Air Force on Friday, warning foes and international terrorist groups that the U.S. military would respond to any threats.

"America and our allies will never be intimidated," Trump told military personnel at Joint Base Andrews, where he appeared to mark the 70th anniversary of the Air Force. "We will defend our people, our nations and our civilization from all who dare to threaten our way of life."

The president and First Lady Melania Trump met with military families and watched an air show demonstration at the base that serves as the home of Air Force One.

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President Trump again called for the elimination of the Senate filibuster on Friday, branding the rule "ridiculous" in an early-morning tweet.

Trump has tweeted several times about his desire to see the filibuster eliminated to make it easier to pass legislation with a simple majority.

But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has brushed off the president's calls, and most senators from both parties resist the idea.

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President Trump signed a proclamation Wednesday marking Sept. 15 as "National POW/MIA Recognition Day."

The honorary holiday is intended to commemorate American service members who are prisoners of war or missing in action.

Full text of the proclamation is here.

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President Trump called on ESPN to apologize days after one of the sports network's anchors called him a "white supremacist" and "bigot."

ESPN said Thursday it had accepted the apology of its SportsCenter host Jemele Hill for her tweets about Trump on Monday. Hill said that she was sorry for causing her employer trouble.

ESPN has repeatedly said that Hill's comments don't reflect the view of the network.

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President Trump tweeted thanks to an 11-year-old boy from Falls Church, Va., who got the lawn-mowing gig of a lifetime Friday when Trump put him to work in the Rose Garden.

Frank Giaccio, who goes by the initials FX, was so focused on doing his job that he didn't even notice when Trump emerged from the White House to check out his work.

When the boy finally paused, the president called him the "future of the country right here" and asked what he wants to be when he grows up. "A Navy SEAL!" Trump exclaimed. "Well, he'll make it."

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Just over a day after agreeing with Democratic leaders to make an immigration deal, President Trump on Friday took a hard line against allowing close family members to follow new immigrants, a position that could stymie bipartisan legislation. 

Trump wrote on Twitter that any immigration bill cannot include "chain migration," a term used by advocates of limiting immigrants to criticize how new U.S. citizens can sponsor family members for legal status.

If Trump sticks to that position, it could sap Democrats' support for Wednesday's tentative agreement between Trump and the top two Democrats in Congress to seek a law giving legal status to roughly 800,000 "Dreamers." Those are mostly young people brought to the country illegally as children.