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Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders answers questions during a press briefing Monday.
Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders answers questions during a press briefing Monday. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)

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Senate Republicans, having hit an apparent impasse in their long campaign to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, return to Washington this week in search of a way forward, with support dwindling, time running out and deep divisions within their ranks.

President Trump took to Twitter to press lawmakers to pass healthcare legislation before Congress recesses for the monthlong August break.

Options are limited as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) assesses the legislative landscape for his Obamacare replacement, which has virtually no hope of passing unless it is substantially amended.

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President Trump defended a decision to have his daughter briefly sit in for him at a table with world leaders at an international summit.

A Russian delegate tweeted a photo of Ivanka Trump in her father's seat at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday, sparking criticism from those who felt the move was inappropriate.

But German Chancellor Angela Merkel brushed it off, saying it was perfectly normal.

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President Trump took another shot at former FBI Director James B. Comey in a Monday morning Twitter message that misstated a key element of a story published in a Capitol Hill newspaper.

Trump's early morning tweet pushed a talking point that has been gaining credence in some conservative media outlets – that Comey leaked classified information in memos that recounted conversations he had with the president.

Trump's tweet appeared to be responding to a segment of "Fox & Friends," a show he regularly watches, which had reported on an article that appeared this morning in the Hill, a Capitol Hill newspaper. 

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President Trump returns to the White House from the Group of 20 summit in Germany on Saturday.
President Trump returns to the White House from the Group of 20 summit in Germany on Saturday. (Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press)

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Several hours after a cease-fire brokered by the United States and Russia took effect in part of Syria, President Trump tweeted that it seemed "to be holding."

The cease-fire was announced at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, as Presidents Trump and Vladimir Putin of Russia sat down for their first face-to-face meeting since Trump’s election.

Simultaneously, Jordan, the third signatory to the cease-fire, said the agreement to end the fighting in Syria’s southwest would “allow stability and free access of humanitarian aid for this key area in Syria.”

After President Trump's touting of a proposed partnership with Russia on cybersecurity drew ridicule Sunday, Trump again took to Twitter to issue a clarification.

Just because he discussed teaming up with Russian President Vladimir Putin to fight election hacking, Trump wrote, "doesn't mean I think it can happen. It can't."

Trump instead called attention to the United States' and Russia's declaration of a cease-fire in a corner of Syria, which took place Friday after Trump met with Putin on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.

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In a pair of tweets Sunday, President Trump expressed his satisfaction with the Group of 20 summit, writing that he explained to participants that he must fix what he called "the many bad trade deals" made by the United States.

At the close of the G-20 summit Saturday, Trump and the other leaders, whose member nations represent about 80% of the world’s economic output, signed off on a joint statement that was seen as an accomplishment given the sharp differences and acrimony stemming largely from Trump’s “America first” agenda.

The declaration’s message on trade was ambiguous, reflecting the “heavy hand of the Trump administration,” said Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, chief executive of the International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva.

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President Trump used Twitter on Sunday afternoon to urge Republicans to follow through on their pledge to get rid of the healthcare law pushed by his predecessor.

His tweet came as two moderate Republican senators indicated Sunday that the initial GOP bill to repeal and replace the nation's healthcare law was probably "dead" and Trump's proposal to just repeal it appears to be a "nonstarter."

"We don't know what the plan is," said Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) during an interview on "Fox News Sunday."

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President Trump’s touting of a proposed partnership with Russia on cyber-security drew withering reviews Sunday from lawmakers, including several from his own party, while the president’s aides were left struggling to answer questions about just how hard Trump pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin on Moscow’s meddling in last year’s U.S. presidential election.

Trump’s encounter with Putin on the sidelines of the Group of 20 economic summit in Hamburg, Germany, on Friday was his first meeting as president with the Russian leader. It came after months of controversy over Russian cyber-meddling and whether anyone close to Trump’s campaign had colluded in it.

The White House has sought to portray Trump’s trip to Germany and a stopover beforehand in Poland as a solid success, despite a striking degree of U.S. isolation over climate change and trade at the G-20 gathering.