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@TheYappie co-founder tracking Asian American activism + @aaja member • @OCANational comms • Past: @OfficeofEdTech, @AAAJ_AAJC, @NAACP • Views are 100% my own
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Aug 18, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
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.
Aug 18, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Now over to @MSNBC: Brennan is on @maddow How @maddow opened tonight’s interview with former CIA Director Brennan
Aug 17, 2018 7 tweets 4 min read
Warner Bros. says #CrazyRichAsians grossed $5M on its opening day.… 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.…
Aug 16, 2018 13 tweets 6 min read
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.… 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.…
Aug 16, 2018 7 tweets 4 min read
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.… 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.…
Aug 16, 2018 8 tweets 4 min read
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.…
Aug 16, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
#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.
Aug 15, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
🚨 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.
Aug 9, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
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
Aug 8, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Uh oh. From Dow Jones newswire:



*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.…
Aug 8, 2018 4 tweets 7 min read
🚨 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:…

All photos:… 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:…
Aug 7, 2018 19 tweets 6 min read
*MUSK TWEETS 'AM CONSIDERING TAKING TESLA PRIVATE AT $420' Tesla shares move higher after Elon Musk tweet, shares now up about 8 percent (@Reuters)
Aug 7, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
*FEDS ARE SAID TO INVESTIGATE MICHAEL COHEN FOR TAX FRAUD: WSJ #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)
Aug 4, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
DEVELOPING: Venezuelan president speech cut short in panic, soldiers seen running. 🚨 #BREAKING: At least 7 soldiers injured in apparent drone attack that targeted Venezuelan President Maduro, Information Minister Rodríguez says
Jul 27, 2018 15 tweets 7 min read
#BREAKING: Six women accuse CBS CEO Leslie Moonves of harassment and intimidation, and dozens more describe abuse at his company.… .@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.…
Jul 27, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
.@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.… 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.”…
Jul 27, 2018 13 tweets 7 min read
🚨🚨🚨 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: “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.”
Jul 25, 2018 7 tweets 4 min read
🚨 Rutgers University—New Brunswick Chancellor Debasish Dutta says he has resigned: “ has become clear that my vision for the chancellorship is not in alignment with that of the University.” Chris Molloy named interim chancellor. .@RutgersU President Barchi on New Brunswick Chancellor Dutta’s resignation:

(Dutta “will be returning to his position as distinguished professor in the School of Engineering,” Barchi says)
Jul 25, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Breaking from Dow Jones:



*EU AGREES TO IMPORT MORE U.S. SOYBEANS - EU OFFICIAL WASHINGTON (@AP) - Trump says US and EU agree to work toward zero tariffs, barriers and subsidies; EU to `buy a lot of soybeans'
Jul 25, 2018 26 tweets 11 min read
Cohen’s lawyer now on @CNN 👀 Cohen lawyer Lanny Davis blasting Giuliani now.
Jul 18, 2018 21 tweets 8 min read
A smaller group of protesters in front of the White House tonight. Waiting. Not sure what’s in store tonight.