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@TheYappie editor tracking Asian American politics • @NAACP intern via @OCANational • Formerly comms at @OfficeofEdTech + @AAAJ_AAJC • andrew.peng@theyappie.com
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15 Aug 19
This is a real article from the @WSJ:

TRUMP HAS ASKED ADVISERS WHETHER THE U.S. CAN ACQUIRE GREENLAND - DOW JONES, CITING SOURCES

wsj.com/articles/trump…
Uh...

“Mr. Trump has, with varying degrees of seriousness, repeatedly expressed interest in buying the ice-covered autonomous Danish territory between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans.” wsj.com/articles/trump…
“Some of his advisers have supported the concept, saying it was a good economic play, two of the people said, while others dismissed it as a fleeting fascination that will never come to fruition.“

So they’ve had conversations about it. Omg. wsj.com/articles/trump…
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12 Aug 19
AG Barr now speaking on Jeffrey Epstein. reuters.tv/l/PcS3/2019/08…
NEW: Attorney General Barr says the victims in the Epstein case "deserve justice and they will get it"
Attorney General Barr says the Epstein case was important to everyone from the FBI, DOJ, SDNY, and the victims "who had the courage to come forward and deserve the opportunity to confront the accused in the courtroom"
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10 Aug 19
#BREAKING: Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide in his Manhattan jail early Saturday morning, three law enforcement officials tell @ABC. abc7ny.com/sources-jeffre…
WATCH LIVE: @ABC special report: Jeffrey Epstein found unresponsive in NY jail cell.
The disgraced millionaire was facing federal sex trafficking charges and was set to stand trial next year for allegedly sexually abusing dozens of minor girls in New York and Florida. abcn.ws/2ZN19i1
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6 Feb 19
Excerpt from Trump's SOTU: "Together, we can break decades of political stalemate. We can bridge old divisions, heal old wounds, build new coalitions, forge new solutions, and unlock the extraordinary promise of America’s future. The decision is ours to make."
Trump will say: "No issue better illustrates the divide between America’s WORKING CLASS and America’s POLITICAL CLASS than illegal immigration. Wealthy politicians and donors push for open borders while living their lives behind walls and gates and guards."
Another excerpt, this time on infrastructure: "Both parties should be able to unite for a great rebuilding of America’s crumbling infrastructure."
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18 Aug 18
Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has died at age 80, according to the UN's International Organization of Migration
The Kofi Annan Foundation confirms that the former UN Secretary-General has died.
Former UN chief, Nobel laureate Kofi Annan has died, foundation says. bbc.com/news/world-afr…
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18 Aug 18
Now over to @MSNBC: Brennan is on @maddow
How @maddow opened tonight’s interview with former CIA Director Brennan
Brennan on his “nothing short of treasonous” tweet after Helsinki:
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17 Aug 18
Warner Bros. says #CrazyRichAsians grossed $5M on its opening day. indiewire.com/2018/08/crazy-…
Update: #CrazyRichAsians won the Thursday box-office race with $3.8M for a two-day total of $8.8M, and is expected to post a five-day debut of $26M or more. hollywoodreporter.com/news/crazy-ric…
NEW: #CrazyRichAsians pulled in $7M on Friday and looks to take the top spot at the weekend box office. The film is expected to easily outstrip the entire domestic box office run of 1993’s The Joy Luck Club by the end of Monday. deadline.com/2018/08/crazy-…
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16 Aug 18
Michigan Rep. Bettie Cook Scott referred to her Democratic primary opponent Rep. Stephanie Chang as "ching-chang" and "the ching-chong" to multiple voters, according to @metrotimes. metrotimes.com/news-hits/arch…
Scott is also said to have called one of Chang's campaign volunteers an “immigrant,” saying “you don’t belong here” and “I want you out of my country,” per @metrotimes. metrotimes.com/news-hits/arch…
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16 Aug 18
NEW: @usedgov says the code base, documentation and archived metadata from the Learning Registry (launched in 2011) is now available to the public via GitHub. medium.com/@OfficeofEdTec…
Context: The Learning Registry was launched in November 2011 by the U.S. Depts. of Education and Defense with the goal of improving the quality and availability of federal learning resources. medium.com/@OfficeofEdTec…
Here’s the @usedgov press release from 2011 announcing the launch of the Learning Registry. Department support for the project ends on September 24, 2018. ed.gov/news/press-rel…
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16 Aug 18
Omarosa just released a new tape via @MSNBC, this time a phone call with Lara Trump. Here’s the context:
The new Omarosa recording of Lara Trump offering her a $15k/month job on the Trump re-election campaign. nbcnews.com/politics/white…
Omarosa to @craigmelvin: “This family can’t keep their story straight... this is just the beginning of the type of corruption that’s going on in Trumpworld”
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16 Aug 18
#BREAKING: NEW YORK (@AP) - Publicist for Aretha Franklin says the Queen of Soul died Thursday at her home in Detroit.
Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76. apne.ws/ZOsokyP
Respect.
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15 Aug 18
🚨 FORMER CIA DIRECTOR BRENNAN'S SECURITY CLEARANCE REVOKED (@business)
#BREAKING: WASHINGTON (@AP) — White House: Trump is revoking security clearance of former Obama administration CIA director John Brennan.
.@Reuters:

*TRUMP SAYS HAS DECIDED TO REVOKE SECURITY CLEARANCE OF FORMER CIA DIRECTOR BRENNAN - WHITE HOUSE

*TRUMP SAYS REVIEWING GENERAL QUESTION OF ACCESS TO CLASSIFIED INFORMATION BY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
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9 Aug 18
Pentagon report outlines concrete steps toward creating a space force as a new branch of military - Vice President Pence (@Reuters)
@Reuters .@business:

*Pence says time has come to establish U.S. Space Force

*Trump seeking Dept. of Space Force by 2020, Pence says
LATEST: Pence outlines plan for creation of Space Force in what would be the sixth branch of the military. washingtonpost.com/business/econo…
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8 Aug 18
Uh oh. From Dow Jones newswire:

*SEC HAS MADE INQUIRIES TO TESLA OVER ELON MUSK'S 'TAKING PRIVATE' TWEET - SOURCES

*REGULATOR EXAMINING WHETHER MUSK'S STATEMENT WAS TRUTHFUL

*SEC ALSO INQUIRED WHY DISCLOSURE WAS MADE ON TWITTER
.@WSJ: SEC has made inquiries to Tesla over Elon Musk’s ‘taking private’ tweet. The regulator is also examining whether Musk’s statement was truthful and inquired why the disclosure was made on Twitter. wsj.com/articles/sec-h…
.@WSJ: The SEC has asked Tesla why Musk’s disclosure was made on Twitter rather than in a regulatory filing, and whether the firm believes the announcement complies with investor-protection rules. wsj.com/articles/sec-h…
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8 Aug 18
🚨 Pictures from last week’s @WhiteHouseAAPI youth summit are out! I had a blast working with all the WHIAAPI interns, and you can read their recap of the event here: sites.ed.gov/aapi/2018/08/a…

All photos: flickr.com/photos/whiteho…
Larissa Knapp (FBI), Sujit Raman (DOJ), and Jennifer Shieh (WH) participate in public service career panel moderated by Melissa Fwu at @WhiteHouseAAPI’s “Going for Gold” youth summit in Washington, D.C. on August 2, 2018. 📷 @TheAPJournalist

More photos: flickr.com/photos/whiteho…
U.S. speedskater Thomas Hong and Domee Shi, creator of the Pixar short “Bao,” speak at a panel moderated by @bimada at @WhiteHouseAAPI’s “Going for Gold” youth summit in Washington, D.C. on August 2, 2018. 📷 @TheAPJournalist

More photos: flickr.com/photos/whiteho…
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7 Aug 18
*MUSK TWEETS 'AM CONSIDERING TAKING TESLA PRIVATE AT $420'
Tesla shares move higher after Elon Musk tweet, shares now up about 8 percent (@Reuters)
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7 Aug 18
*FEDS ARE SAID TO INVESTIGATE MICHAEL COHEN FOR TAX FRAUD: WSJ on.wsj.com/2OSapwa
#BREAKING from @WSJ: Federal prosecutors in New York are examining whether Michael Cohen committed tax fraud (specifically whether his income from his taxi-medallion business was underreported in federal tax returns) on.wsj.com/2OSapwa
.@WSJ: Prosecutors also are looking into whether any bank employees improperly allowed Michael Cohen to obtain loans for which he didn’t provide adequate documentation. Investigators are looking closely at Cohen’s relationship with Sterling National Bank. on.wsj.com/2OSapwa
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4 Aug 18
DEVELOPING: Venezuelan president speech cut short in panic, soldiers seen running. apne.ws/wwW3eax
🚨 #BREAKING: At least 7 soldiers injured in apparent drone attack that targeted Venezuelan President Maduro, Information Minister Rodríguez says
MORE: Information ministry says several drones with explosives used in apparent attack on Venezuelan President Maduro, but that Maduro is unharmed
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27 Jul 18
#BREAKING: Six women accuse CBS CEO Leslie Moonves of harassment and intimidation, and dozens more describe abuse at his company. newyorker.com/magazine/2018/…
.@NewYorker: Four women described forcible touching or kissing during business meetings, and two said that CBS CEO Moonves physically intimidated them or threatened to derail their careers. newyorker.com/magazine/2018/…
.@NewYorker: “During Moonves’s tenure, men at @CBSNews who were accused of sexual misconduct were promoted, even as the company paid settlements to women with complaints.“ newyorker.com/magazine/2018/…
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27 Jul 18
.@politico: Federal Housing Finance Agency Mel Watt, the powerful regulator of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is under investigation for alleged sexual harassment of an employee. politico.com/story/2018/07/…
Watt: "The selective leaks related to this matter are obviously intended to embarrass or to lead to an unfounded or political conclusion. However, I am confident that the investigation... will confirm that I have not done anything contrary to law.” politico.com/story/2018/07/…
.@politico: On Nov. 11, 2016, Watt asked the FHFA employee “why you’ve rejected my advances.” When she told him she was in a relationship, Watt said, “I love my wife too. Having an attraction for someone else doesn’t have to mean you don’t love them.” politico.com/story/2018/07/…
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27 Jul 18
🚨🚨🚨 Michael Cohen claims that then-candidate Trump knew in advance about the June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower, and is willing to make that assertion to special counsel Mueller, sources tell @CNN. cnn.it/2AfDjTU
.@CNN: “Cohen alleges that he was present, along with several others, when Trump was informed of the Russians' offer by Trump Jr. By Cohen's account, Trump approved going ahead with the meeting with the Russians, according to sources.” cnn.it/2AfDjTU
🚨 Giuliani is now on @CuomoPrimeTime, calls Michael Cohen “not credible”
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