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President Trump endorsed Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), who faces a special Senate primary election next week in Alabama.

Strange, who called Trump's election a "biblical miracle," was appointed to the Senate seat previously held by Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions.

He faces challenges from conservative Rep. Mo Brooks and former state Chief Justice Roy Moore.

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  • On the media
  • The Clintons

President Trump appeared to put his own spin on the headline of a report that appeared on a conservative website in the first of two Tuesday morning tweets taking aim at the news media.

The Daily Caller published a report Saturday with the headline, "Emails Show WaPo, NYT Reporters Were Reluctant To Cover Clinton And Lynch Meeting."

It refers to a 2016 meeting on the tarmac of an Arizona airport between former President Clinton and then-Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch.

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  • Foreign policy
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  • Fox News

President Trump signaled that the United States and its allies would take a tough stance in response to North Korea's advancing nuclear and missile programs.

Trump tweeted Tuesday morning that, "after many years of failure, countries are coming together to finally address" North Korea, which successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile last month for the first time.

The president also retweeted a message from "Fox & Friends" linking to a report published Monday on Fox News' website.

  • His schedule

Eager to convey a sense that he is working during his two-week stay at his golf club in New Jersey, President Trump met with Health and Human Services secretary Tom Price to discuss the opioid crisis. 

Trump stressed law enforcement as he talked about the nation's opioid problem Tuesday, emphasizing an approach that was not addressed in a report released last week by the special commission he appointed to combat opioid abuse.

"At the end of 2016, there were 23% fewer federal prosecutions than in 2011, so they looked at this surge and they let it go by,” Trump told reporters from the clubhouse of the golf club. “We're not letting it go by.”

President Trump thanked members of the U.S. military to mark Purple Heart Day.

The Purple Heart is awarded to service members who are wounded or killed in action.

The military honor was established on Aug. 7, 1782, making today the 235th anniversary of its creation, according to the U.S. Army website.

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  • Foreign policy
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  • North Korea

Hours after slamming the "fake news" media in a slew of early morning tweets, President Trump accused reporters of overlooking the importance of the United Nations Security Council's unanimous approval Saturday of new sanctions on North Korea.

The sanctions, which were a response to North Korea's ballistic and nuclear missile programs, would ban the country from exporting many of its most lucrative products, slicing $1 billion from its total annual exports of $3 billion, the State Department said.

Trump tweeted after discussing North Korea with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who was in the Philippines for a regional conference.

  • His schedule

President Trump tweeted Monday that he is "working hard" from his private golf club in central New Jersey while the White House heating and cooling system is repaired.

Trump arrived at his club Friday for a 17-day "working vacation."

The White House said Trump would be meeting with Cabinet secretaries and top aides on issues like healthcare and taxes while in New Jersey. Vice President Mike Pence is expected to come for a day this week.

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President Trump insisted that his support is stronger than ever, despite a report that some Republicans are weighing a 2020 presidential run without him.

The New York Times published an article Saturday that detailed efforts by some Republicans looking ahead to 2020, including Vice President Mike Pence.

Trump appeared to respond Monday, specifically criticizing the "failing @nytimes" in a flurry of early morning tweets.

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President Trump likes to taunt his enemies, but he seems to have a special place in his Twitter thumb for Sen. Richard Blumenthal, the Connecticut Democrat who was talking about the Russia investigation on CNN on Monday morning.

Trump has mentioned Blumenthal in at least four other tweets, on two separate dates since February.

Each time, Trump has maligned Blumenthal for misrepresenting his military service during the Vietnam War, an ironic line of attack from a president who received five deferments from the draft and never served in uniform.

  • Foreign policy
  • North Korea

President Trump has spoken with South Korean President Moon Jae-in to share concerns about North Korea.

Trump tweeted Sunday night that he'd just wrapped up a phone call with Moon.

The White House said the two leaders discussed the North's recent launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.