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In Iowa, boisterous Trump turns back the clock to campaign

He railed against the "fake news" media. He urged the Senate to put more "heart" into its health care bill. And he mused about putting solar panels on a Mexican border well.

Buoyed by the embrace of his loyal supporters and Republican victories in a pair of special elections, President Donald Trump shrugged off the cloud of scandal that has enveloped his White House and turned back to the clock to 2016, delivering a vintage campaign-style performance in a key Midwest battleground state he won a year ago.

"We're 5-0 in special elections," Trump said, reveling in Georgia Republican Karen Handel's congressional victory in an election viewed as an...