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President Trump dispatched a pair of celebratory tweets on Tuesday as the Dow Jones industrial average hit a new milestone.

The Dow briefly climbed above the 23,000 mark for the first time, settling just below the milestone. Slight gains nudged the Dow and Standard & Poor's 500 indexes to new highs for the second straight day this week.

Healthcare companies posted some of the biggest gains after UnitedHealth Group and Johnson & Johnson reported strong earnings. News of a plan backed by the White House that would extend federal payments to health insurers also gave the sector a boost. Banks and other financial stocks declined the most. Packaged food and beverage companies were also big laggards.

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President Trump's pick to be the nation's drug czar withdrew from consideration Tuesday after news reports focused attention on his role in weakening the government's power to combat the nation's opioid epidemic.

Trump posted a tweet Tuesday morning announcing that Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) had withdrawn his name from consideration.

Trump said Monday that “we’re going to be looking into” the actions of Marino, who was one of Trump's early boosters in Pennsylvania, a key state.

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President Trump on Tuesday said Democrats would be to blame for any future rise in health insurance premiums.

Prices were expected to spike after Trump announced his decision to eliminate some federal subsidies to insurers under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. 

But in his tweet, Trump faulted Democrats for providing "a 'product' that never had a chance of working" when they passed Obamacare.

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President Trump reaffirmed the United States' commitment to Greece's economic recovery at the White House on Tuesday, a meeting that allowed the country's prime minister to brush aside rough comments he made about Trump during the 2016 campaign.

Trump, joining with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, said Greece had "gone through a lot" during its extended period of economic hardships, but vowed that the U.S. would remain steadfast as the country executes its debt-relief plan.

"The American people stand with the Greek people as they recover from the economic crisis that recently afflicted their nation," Trump said alongside Tsipras in the Rose Garden. He added: "A strong and flourishing Greece provides immense opportunity for American trade, investment and job creation."

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President Trump waded back into Southern politics Monday, showering praise on one of his earliest supporters, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, during a private fundraiser in Greensville, S.C.

McMaster greeted Trump at the airport in nearby Greer before they traveled to an Embassy Suites hotel for the event. Two of the state's Republican lawmakers in Washington, Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep. Joe Wilson, flew with Trump on Air Force One.

Trump shared a video of the arrival via Twitter:

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President Trump is assailing Democrats as he continues to lobby for his tax overhaul plan.

Trump tweeted Monday:

In another tweet, Trump cited an economist who appeared on Fox News and criticized Democrats:

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President Trump took another swipe at former campaign opponent Hillary Clinton on Monday.

Trump tweeted that he hoped that Clinton would run for president again in 2020 and referred to her as "Crooked Hillary."

Trump repeated the comment at a news conference later Monday, telling reporters in the Rose Garden that he hopes Clinton runs again and adding, "Hillary, please run again!"

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President Trump criticized the New York Times over a report assessing Trump's campaign promises to completely unravel his predecessor's legacies.

Trump struck at the newspaper early Sunday in a tweet calling out by name the reporter who wrote the article.

The report published Saturday contrasted Trump's forceful pledges to completely get rid of certain policies, like the Affordable Care Act and the Iran nuclear deal, with his moves to instead undermine or chip away at their legislative framework.

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President Trump fired off a Saturday afternoon tweet in support of Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie of Virginia.

The November election, one of only two off-year gubernatorial contests, is being viewed as a possible early referendum on Trump's first year in office and a preview of the 2018 midterm.

Trump's tweet came as Vice President Mike Pence was set to appear at a rally with Gillespie in Abingdon, Va., on Saturday.

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President Trump defended his move to halt federal health insurance payments for millions of low-income Americans, even as he acknowledged rising costs faced under the Affordable Care Act.

Trump, in a series of tweets late Friday and into Saturday morning, appeared intent on deflecting the outpouring of concern that Americans will suffer under his executive order this week to scrap the payments.

The president had wavered for months over so-called cost-sharing reduction payments, which Republicans in Congress had long targeted in their effort to dismantle Obamacare.