Chris Lu

Chris Lu

@ChrisLu44

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Former Obama WH Cabinet Secretary; Deputy Secretary of Labor; Transition Director | Now: @Miller_Center Fellow; @FiscalNote Advisor

Joined on January 12 2012
2019-09-18 02:24:20

Let's remember - Trump's rollback of fuel standards for cars: -Is opposed by automakers -Raises fuel costs for consumers -Increases highway deaths -Hurts the fight against climate change The only reason he's doing this is to reverse an Obama rule. #petty

Quoted@ChrisLu44

When red states want to pass strict abortion or anti-LGBTQ laws, Trump defends states rights. But he’ll revoke California’s authority to impose stricter pollution limits which originate from a 1967 law signed by then-Gov. Reagan. #hypocrisy https://twitter.com/eilperin/status/1174047329252466688

When red states want to pass strict abortion or anti-LGBTQ laws, Trump defends states rights.

But he’ll revoke California’s authority to impose stricter pollution limits which originate from a 1967 law signed by then-Gov. Reagan. #hypocrisy https://t.co/3nA0pXi2yY https://t.co/JOkm3LuOma
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2019-09-18 01:33:46

Bibi backsliding. Boris flailing. Hong Kong rising. The authoritarian trend is not inevitable. Fight back. It will work.

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2019-09-17 23:55:13

Every TV booker should save this tweet as a reminder of why THEY SHOULD NEVER BOOK COREY LEWANDOWSKI

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2019-09-17 21:13:09

Risking consumer and worker safety so the big meat execs can police themselves and line their pockets. Tell Congress not to fund this rule:

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2019-09-17 20:57:16

Lewandowski has freely and explicitly denied having certain conversations with Trump, no WH privilege invoked in those answers.

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2019-09-17 20:59:47

When red states want to pass strict abortion or anti-LGBTQ laws, Trump defends states rights. But he’ll revoke California’s authority to impose stricter pollution limits which originate from a 1967 law signed by then-Gov. Reagan. #hypocrisy https://twitter.com/eilperin/status/1174047329252466688

Quoted@eilperin

EPA is going to preempt California's authority to set strict pollution limits for cars and light trucks tomorrow. @brady_dennis and I explain what's behind this latest salvo in a never-ending war between the Trump administration and the biggest blue state

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2019-09-17 20:40:35

This seems like a pretty big tell!

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2019-09-17 16:47:59

Lol... Isn't this the dude who billed taxpayers for a chartered jet ride to lunch with his son? And resigned from being Cabinet secretary after having spent $1 million of taxpayer money to fund private plane trips? Come on!

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2019-09-17 19:50:26

Class v. No Class

Class v. No Class https://t.co/8Lq4RYfk6b
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2019-09-17 19:33:14

He’s an asshole.

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2019-09-17 18:44:57

The latest example of their extraordinary cruelty. And let's finally dispense with the idea that there's anything comparable between how the Obama and Trump administrations dealt with #immigration.

Quoted@Haleaziz

SCOOP: The Trump administration wants to charge immigrants nearly $1,000 to appeal deportation cases, according to a draft regulation obtained by BuzzFeed News. "They are essentially depriving people of the right to appeal" a former judge told me. Story:

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2019-09-17 16:36:52

@ChrisLu44 But wait, there's more!

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2019-09-17 16:18:45

To recap, Wilbur Ross: -Tried to rig census, lied about it and held in contempt -Threatened NOAA over Dorian forecast -Out of touch on impact of govt shutdown and tariffs -Shorted stock based on inside info -Still not following ethics rules👇

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2019-09-17 14:55:56

In a statement, @SenatorCollins's spokeswoman, @annieclark25, refers to Max Stier, the President and CEO of Partnership for Public Service, simply as a "former Clinton aide." Surely the senator knows he is more than that; she sits on the group's board: http://bit.ly/2lR4FZL.

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2019-09-17 14:40:03

BREAKING: Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts, one of NPR's longest-running and most recognizable voices, has died. She was 75. Roberts helped shape the public broadcaster's sound and culture at a time when few women held prominent roles in journalism.

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2019-09-17 14:56:55

An absurd argument, especially on #ConstitutionDay. When House GOP investigated Bill Clinton's fundraising in 1997-98, they heard testimony from: Charles Ruff (WH Counsel) Maggie Williams (First Lady's Chief of Staff) Nancy Hernreich (Director of Oval Office Operations) https://twitter.com/anitakumar01/status/1173956718423941120

Quoted@anitakumar01

“As senior advisers to the president, Mr. Porter and Mr. Dearborn are immune from being compelled to testify before Congress. The same legal position has been followed consistently by administrations of both political parties for years," White House aide Steven Groves says

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2019-09-17 13:48:28

Gene Scalia, Trump's nominee for Secretary of Labor, needed a resume. And the AFL-CIO kindly provided him with one:

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2019-09-17 13:24:09

“Greed is not good. Being rapacious doesn't make you a capitalist, it makes you a sociopath. And in an economy as dependent upon cooperation at scale as ours, sociopathy is as bad for business as it is for society” -@NickHanauer More insights in his TED talk on capitalism👇

Quoted@NickHanauer

Hey everyone, check out my latest TED Talk: The dirty secret of capitalism — and a new way forward (Nick Hanauer | TEDSummit 2019) https://www.ted.com/talks/nick_hanauer_the_dirty_secret_of_capitalism_and_a_new_way_forward?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tedspread via @TEDTalks

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2019-09-17 00:33:47

Flashback: when Republicans on House Oversight investigated Bill Clinton's campaign fundraising in 1997-98, they got public testimony from: Charles Ruff (WH Counsel) Maggie Williams (First Lady's Chief of Staff) Nancy Hernreich (Director of Oval Office Operations) #Precedent https://twitter.com/samstein/status/1173743038612627457

Quoted@samstein

The White House's position is that former aides should have absolute immunity from congressional oversight and Republicans in Congress seem utterly fine with it.

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2019-09-16 23:17:06

The Trump White House page on Medal of Freedom has photos of both Bushes, Reagan and Clinton presenting the award. In the list of notable past honorees, they mention Steven Spielberg and Angela Merkel - awarded by @BarackObama - but provide no photo. 🤔

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Shane, you are RACIST and NOT FUNNY. That’s not a “distraction”. Those are two things SNL (or anything) doesn’t want to be connected to. Please learn from this mistake and become a better human being. (Being a comedian shouldn’t lower the standard of humanity.)

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2019-09-16 20:18:56

Yang's use of stereotypes is getting some press attention. But what isn't getting enough attention is that after five nights of debates, there hasn't been an #AAPI debate moderator. And you'd be hard-pressed to find #AAPI commentators doing pre or post-debate analysis on TV

Quoted@amybwang

Good at math? Work hard? Some Asian Americans bristle at Andrew Yang’s use of stereotypes. I spoke to those who are worried Yang's quips—about working hard or knowing lots of doctors because he's Asian—are perpetuating the model minority myth.

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"Yang is repurposing the model minority myth to curry favor with a broader base of voters to whom he might have otherwise been less palatable." I wrote for @washingtonpost about @AndrewYang and his reliance on the model minority myth in his campaign.

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2019-09-16 18:00:12

JUST POSTED: DOT Secretary Elaine Chao Investigated by House Panel for Possible Conflicts. Investigators are examining her actions related to her family's shipping company, which has deep financial ties with Chinese government. Story here with @PekingMike

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2019-09-16 18:41:37

Breaking: 8 years of Trump's tax returns have been subpoenaed by the Manhattan district attorney’s office. It’s examining payments to Stormy Daniels.

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2019-09-16 18:33:31

Jeffrey Epstein's victims won't get monetary damages despite federal prosecutors failing to inform them of a non-prosecution agreement with Epstein. The lead federal prosecutor became Trump's Labor Secretary.

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2019-09-15 23:39:15

Trump says the U.S. is “locked and loaded” to respond to attack on Saudi Arabia. His tune was a bit different back in 2014-15.

Trump says the U.S. is “locked and loaded” to respond to attack on Saudi Arabia.

His tune was a bit different back in 2014-15. https://t.co/cbf7cunTPv
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2019-09-16 00:13:56

Flashback from October, by Kavanaugh Yale classmate William E. Scheuerman (now a poli sci prof at @IUBloomington): The FBI investigation was a joke. I tried to help and was ignored. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/nation-now/2018/10/09/kavanaugh-classmate-fbi-investigation-joke-clumn/1575930002/ via @USATODAY @usatodayopinion

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2019-09-16 13:52:55

New — Chris Coons, in letter to Wray, told the FBI last fall of new information about Kavanaugh from Max Stier and asked for “appropriate follow up.” The FBI didn’t interview him

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2019-09-16 16:12:18

This one is a little too easy.

Quoted@CNNPolitics

"When Comey got to the tawdry details contained in the dossier, Trump became defensive, cutting him off and denying the allegations. ‘Do I look like the kind of guy who needs prostitutes?’ Trump asked”

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