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Former interim Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile claims in her new book that, before she took over the DNC in the summer of 2016, leaders within the party showed considerable favoritism toward Hillary Clinton during the primary election.

President Trump responded Thursday evening with a pair of tweets in which he accused the DNC of rigging the process "to illegally steal the Primary from Bernie Sanders," Clinton's challenger for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Without offering evidence, Trump alleged that Clinton and the DNC had violating campaign finance and money laundering laws. He suggested that a criminal investigation should be opened into the matter, writing, "where is our Justice Department?"

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President Trump praised the rollout of the GOP's tax overhaul plan Thursday evening in a tweet.

Republican lawmakers introduced the more than 400-page bill Thursday. The proposal would lower the corporate tax rate and simplify the personal code.

Special interest groups in Washington are gearing up to influence the final legislation, which the White House hopes to have passed by the end of the year.

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President Trump tweeted Thursday that it was a "great honor" to announce Jerome H. Powell as his choice for the next Federal Reserve chief.

Trump has said he wants interest rates to stay low, and that presumably was an important consideration in the president’s decision, announced Thursday, to replace Janet L. Yellen with Powell, a Fed governor since 2012 who has closely aligned himself with the cautious policy moves and positions forged by Yellen.

This post contains reporting from Times staff writer Don Lee

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President Trump tweeted congratulations to the Houston Astros on Thursday after the team won the World Series.

The Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-1, Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium to win the first World Series title in franchise history.

President Trump backed down from his threat to send New York terrorism suspect Sayfullo Saipov to the military detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as an enemy combatant and instead called for a quick death sentence.

In a tweet early Thursday, Trump said that he “would love to send the NYC terrorist to Guantanamo but statistically the process takes much longer than going through the Federal system.”

Trump also called for the “DEATH PENALTY!,” using all capital letters and an exclamation point as a signal that he was not softening his position. He was repeating the call he'd made hours earlier on Twitter, just before midnight Wednesday and also in capital letters -- a presidential intervention against the defendant that could complicate prosecutors' efforts, by allowing his defense team to argue he cannot receive a fair trial.

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Broadcom Ltd., a $100-billion semiconductor company legally based in Singapore, will relocate its home address to the United States, President Trump announced Thursday.

The company, which manufactures communications chips around the world, said it would relocate its legal address to Delaware once shareholders approve the move, bringing $20 billion in annual revenue back to the U.S. Its corporate headquarters will remain in San Jose.

The move would enable Broadcom to avoid a federal review process.

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President Trump pushed again Thursday for canceling the green card lottery program under which the suspected New York City attacker entered the country in 2010, as well as for changing immigration rules that give priority to family members of those living in the United States.

Speaking in the White House after a meeting with Republican senators, Trump called the diversity visa lottery “a disaster for our country.”

“The people put in that lottery are not that country’s finest,” he said, adding that the program created “significant vulnerabilities” for national security.

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President Trump quickly seized on Tuesday's deadly attack in New York to promote immigration restrictions and to criticize his chief Democratic rival, New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer.

Trump first demanded the cancellation of the green card lottery program that allowed suspected attacker Sayfullo Saipov to enter the country.

The lottery program, created during the George H.W. Bush administration, was meant to allow individuals to enter the United States from countries that had low levels of immigration at that time. It had particular support from Irish American and Italian American groups, which have long had large immigrant populations in New York, and was backed by Schumer, then a member of the House, as well as Republicans from the New York area.

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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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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.