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President Trump is seeking to emphasize gains made in the United States' fight against terrorism as he continues to hit out at a congresswoman who described as "insensitive" the president's phone call to the widow of a soldier killed earlier this month in Niger.

In the first of several tweets sent Thursday night, Trump thanked the U.S.-led coalition of military forces that has been battling the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

Trump attached to his message a video compilation consisting largely of clips of his promises during the 2016 campaign to "destroy" Islamic State. The video concluded with an update on the coalition's progress.

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  • Terrorism
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President Trump is seeking to emphasize gains made in the United States' fight against terrorism as he continues to hit out at a congresswoman who described as "insensitive" the president's phone call to the widow of a soldier killed earlier this month in Niger.

In the first of several tweets sent Thursday night, Trump thanked the U.S.-led coalition of military forces that has been battling the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

Trump attached to his message a video compilation consisting largely of clips of his promises during the 2016 campaign to "destroy" Islamic State. The video concluded with an update on the coalition's progress.

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Senate Republicans were on track late Thursday to approve a 2018 budget that will increase the deficit by $1.5 trillion over 10 years to allow for President Trump’s proposed tax cuts.

Passage of the GOP’s budget blueprint is a largely symbolic exercise, but it sets the stage for smoother passage of Trump’s upcoming tax cuts. It will include special instructions that allow for passage of a tax plan by a simple majority, without threat of a Senate filibuster to block it.

“I think we have the votes for the budget, which will be phase one of our massive tax cuts and reform,” Trump said at the White House. “And frankly, I think we have the votes for the tax cuts, which will follow fairly shortly thereafter.”

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Re-airing campaign allegations, President Trump is pointing to an Obama-era uranium deal as the "real Russia story" in contrast to a broader inquiry into Russian meddling during the 2016 election.

Trump tweeted early Thursday that media outlets have failed to adequately cover the purchase of American uranium mines by a Russian-backed company in 2010.

The agreement was reached while Hillary Clinton led the State Department, and some investors in the company had relationships with former President Bill Clinton and donated to the Clinton Foundation. But Democrats have dismissed as widely debunked any suggestion that the Clintons provided "help" in connection with the deal, as Trump claimed in one tweet:

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Re-airing campaign allegations, President Trump is pointing to an Obama-era uranium deal as the "real Russia story" in contrast to a broader inquiry into Russian meddling during the 2016 election.

Trump tweeted early Thursday that media outlets have failed to adequately cover the purchase of American uranium mines by a Russian-backed company in 2010.

The agreement was reached while Hillary Clinton led the State Department, and some investors in the company had relationships with former President Bill Clinton and donated to the Clinton Foundation. But Democrats have dismissed as widely debunked any suggestion that the Clintons provided "help" in connection with the deal, as Trump claimed in one tweet:

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President Trump, still facing criticism for his administration's response to the pair of hurricanes that ravaged Puerto Rico, gave himself high marks Thursday as he met with the island's governor, Ricardo Rossello. 

“I give ourselves a 10," Trump said.

At one point, Trump looked directly at Rossello, seated beside him in the Oval Office, and asked, "Did we do a great job?"

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President Trump sent a series of tweets renewing his war with the Justice Department and former FBI Director James B. Comey, as Justice's chief, Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions, prepared to testify to Congress on Wednesday.

Once again accusing Comey of prematurely exonerating Hillary Clinton, his former rival, before the FBI had completed last year's investigation of her email practices, Trump wrote, "Obviously a fix. Where is the Justice Department?" 

Sessions, a campaign confidant of Trump who, in office, has been repeatedly and publicly criticized by the president, is scheduled to testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, where one topic could be the investigations into whether the Trump campaign assisted Russia's meddling in the 2016 election campaign.

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley urged the Security Council on Wednesday to adopt the Trump administration's comprehensive approach to Iran and address all aspects of its "destructive conduct" — not just the 2015 nuclear deal.

She told the U.N. council that Iran "has repeatedly thumbed its nose" at council resolutions aimed at addressing Iranian support for terrorism and regional conflicts and has illegally supplied weapons to Yemen and Hezbollah militants in Syria and Lebanon.

"Worse, the regime continues to play this council," Haley said. "Iran hides behind its assertion of technical compliance with the nuclear deal while it brazenly violates the other limits of its behavior, and we have allowed them to get away with it."

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley urged the Security Council on Wednesday to adopt the Trump administration's comprehensive approach to Iran and address all aspects of its "destructive conduct" — not just the 2015 nuclear deal.

She told the U.N. council that Iran "has repeatedly thumbed its nose" at council resolutions aimed at addressing Iranian support for terrorism and regional conflicts and has illegally supplied weapons to Yemen and Hezbollah militants in Syria and Lebanon.

"Worse, the regime continues to play this council," Haley said. "Iran hides behind its assertion of technical compliance with the nuclear deal while it brazenly violates the other limits of its behavior, and we have allowed them to get away with it."

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President Trump, who has made four visits to hurricane zones in recent weeks, isn't rushing to survey the damage from Northern California's wildfires.

The president has no immediate plans to visit the state to inspect the aftermath of the fires, which have killed at least 42 people and destroyed thousands of homes, becoming the deadliest and most destructive series of blazes in California's history.

Trump retweeted a tweet on Wednesday from Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long, who has been touring the region this week. Trump wrote: