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President Trump addresses the Teen Student Action Summit. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

President Trump has been called out for making a series of false claims at the Teen Student Action Summit 2019 on Tuesday.

Details: The New York Times noted during his 80-minute speech Trump incorrectly claimed that unauthorized immigrants can vote and that the election systems in states like California are "rigged," without citing any evidence.

On the Russia investigation, Trump repeatedly insisted that former special counsel Robert Mueller's report found "no collusion, no obstruction."

  • Reality check: Per Axios' Zach Basu, Mueller did not make a ruling on obstruction of justice. Instead, he chose to set out evidence on both sides of the question.

On the Constitution, Trump claimed, "I have an Article II, where I have the right to do whatever I want as president."

  • Reality check: Article II grants the president "executive power;" it does not permit total power for a commander in chief, as the Washington Post points out.

Why it matters: The Washington Post's Fact Checker found Trump made 8,158 false or misleading claims in his first 2 years in office. It now estimates he's made 10,796 false or misleading claims in 869 days.

The big picture: The issue of immigration was a focal point of Trump's speech. As with his rally last week, he again went after the 4 Democratic congresswomen of color he targeted in his "go back" tweets, calling them names and attacking what he called the "radical left."

Go deeper: Trump's year of falsehoods

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The U.S. is starting to get serious about a central-bank-backed digital currency, with recent comments from top officials laying out the strongest support yet.

Driving the news: On Tuesday Fed chair Jerome Powell told Congress that developing a digital dollar is a "high priority project for us," but added that there are "significant technical and policy questions."

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Coinbase files to go public

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Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase on Thursday filed to go public via a $1 billion direct listing.

Why it matters: This comes in the midst of a crypto boom, and the listing may further legitimize the industry.

Trump’s blunt weapon: State GOP leaders

Trump supporters rally near Mar-a-Lago on Feb. 15. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

President Trump didn't have to punish his critics in Congress — his allies back in the states instantly and eagerly did the dirty work.

Why it matters: Virtually every Republican who supported impeachment was censured back home, or threatened with a primary challenge.