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Jim Acosta
16 hours ago:   Thursday Feb 21 - 3:14pm
RT @MarkLandler: Richard Grenell called him a “rock star.” Steve Bannon says he is a “rising star” of the sovereignty movement. Why Trump lavished so much attention on Austria’s boy wonder chancellor. https://t.co/FMdBaXOlBw

Jim Acosta
22 hours ago:   Thursday Feb 21 - 9:16am
RT @ShaneGoldmacher: It's not every day that the publisher of the New York Times appears on the cover of the New York Daily News https://t.co/fGd3emLvdL


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Jim Acosta
3 days ago:   Monday Feb 18 - 5:50pm
Trump has mentioned former Michigan GOP Senate candidate John James as a leading contender for UN ambassador, I’m told.

Jim Acosta
3 days ago:   Monday Feb 18 - 8:03am
RT @peterbakernyt: Sorry, simply not true. I've interviewed 7 presidents and covered 4 full time over last couple decades. All complained about the press and at times lashed out. But none of them, Republican or Democrat, engaged in the kind of "enemy of the people" rhetoric Trump routinely does. https://t.co/GjenWJ1FG4

Jim Acosta
4 days ago:   Sunday Feb 17 - 9:46am
RT @jiveDurkey: just in — a source at the Trump International Golf Club in Palm Beach just texted me this photo taken a short time ago. omelette bar: https://t.co/eWqMbdRTwW


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Jim Acosta
4 days ago:   Sunday Feb 17 - 9:14am
RT @nbcsnl: "And now, a message from the President of the United States." #SNL https://t.co/0ccznbP6Qk


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Jim Acosta
5 days ago:   Saturday Feb 16 - 7:36pm
RT @ShimonPro: CNN: Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault. The sources tell CNN that the two men are now cooperating fully with law enforcement.

Jim Acosta
5 days ago:   Saturday Feb 16 - 7:36pm
Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration as UN ambassador

Jim Acosta
5 days ago:   Saturday Feb 16 - 9:31am
RT @brianstelter: "It was sort of a truth emergency out there on the Rose Garden," with Trump trying to present "his own set of alternative facts," @Acosta said https://t.co/4AmYmZLeYM

Jim Acosta
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 8:18pm
RT @W7VOA: First known lawsuit filed against the #NationalEmergencyDeclaration by @POTUS. https://t.co/tuqBNruxfR

Jim Acosta
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 6:47pm
IL Gov Pritzker on victims of Aurora mass shooting: “they join a group that should not exist but continues to grow.”

Jim Acosta
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 6:45pm
CNN: Five people killed, five police officers shot in mass shooting shooting in Aurora, Illinois

Jim Acosta
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 3:50pm
RT @JDiamond1: JUST IN: Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has interviewed White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, @PamelaBrownCNN reports. "The President urged me, like he has everyone in the administration, to fully cooperate with the special counsel," @PressSec said in a statement.

Jim Acosta
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 2:52pm
RT @janrodrigueztv: “It’s a fake question” POTUS doesn’t address @Acosta fair and perfectly valid question.

Jim Acosta
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 2:23pm
RT @Kevinliptakcnn: Trump has signed funding bill per @PressSec

Jim Acosta
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 1:59pm
RT @PolitiFact: Sen. Bernie Sanders said Amazon paid no federal income tax in 2017. He's right: https://t.co/cpxrw4hZ7B

Jim Acosta
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 1:33pm
RT @TrumpsTaxes: .@Acosta to the President of the United States: "I believe in facts and statistics."

Jim Acosta
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 1:26pm
RT @AlliemalCNN: VP Pence has just arrived at the Munich Security Conference where tonight they are honoring the late Senator John McCain who led the US delegation here for 40 years. Pence will be delivering remarks shortly. Also expected at the conference former VP Joe Biden. https://t.co/9zysUgIy7F


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Jim Acosta
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 12:23pm
RT @PeterAlexander: Trump, responding to my question, concedes there’s no national emergency to justify building his wall: “I didn’t need to do this... I just want to do it faster.” That answer will complicate his legal case.

Jim Acosta
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 11:59am
Our hearts go out to them. https://t.co/56BjEXSqcW

Jim Acosta
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 11:25am
Trump can’t answer the question about how he is making stuff up about what’s happening at the border.

Jim Acosta
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 10:50am
Trump: “I’m going to be signing a national emergency...” then adds other presidents have done it. “They sign it nobody cares.”

Jim Acosta
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 10:48am
Trump on fact checks on his immigration claims: “It’s all a big lie. It’s all a big con game.”

Jim Acosta
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 10:47am
He’s riffing right now https://t.co/dn881WRXY9

Jim Acosta
6 days ago:   Friday Feb 15 - 10:39am
On a conference call with surrogates this morning on Trump national emergency declaration, WH officials said the admin will be using eminent domain to build wall, per a readout on the call.

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 11:13pm
Fact check: The 25th Amendment is a part of the Constitution of the United States of America. https://t.co/h0tfRR2l9d https://t.co/mIKPbRSXRW

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 10:24pm
RT @Kyle_Feldscher: White House official tells @Acosta Trump will sign the bill to avoid partial government shutdown tomorrow and then announce an executive action including a national emergency and $8 billion for his border wall: https://t.co/qkgK2ixi4X

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 9:26pm
RT @AC360: Jim @acosta: This is shaping up to be a campaign promise emergency for the President https://t.co/VpvMF9wXsC https://t.co/oEfhPL3lSb


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Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 6:36pm
New Attorney General William Barr sworn in today. https://t.co/o2TRJthNrt


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Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 6:23pm
Details are "done" on Trump's national emergency declaration, I'm told. Current planning is for announcement to come tomorrow after spending bill vote in House.

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 5:44pm
RT @citybeautiful: A moment of silence for the 17 lives taken one year ago today at Stoneman Douglas High School. #MSDStrong https://t.co/0oCt37hf5M


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Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 5:43pm
RT @DianneG: "we look at the building where the shooting happened, see gardens filled with flowers for healing...walk the halls with our emotional, mental & physical scars, trying to be normal"- @KaiStoneKoerber Parkland students, parents & teachers are still grieving https://t.co/DyJFFzhPNx

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 5:40pm
RT @EvanAxelbank: Gotta be 10k here for the #MSDSStrong interfaith prayer vigil https://t.co/qZsr8pdEJb


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Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 4:18pm
Trump tweeted this when Obama took exec action on immigration in 2014 https://t.co/GfSp2VGeuC https://t.co/epmk3Xpnem

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 4:15pm
👀 https://t.co/dmj5CpgoMf

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 4:07pm
Trump has gained four pounds since his last checkup with Dr. Ronny Jackson. https://t.co/hb8xQBsbJo


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Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 3:41pm
Pelosi responds to Trump decision to declare national emergency: "It's not an emergency what's happening at the border. It's a humanitarian challenge

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 3:35pm
WH: “President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action - including a national emergency - to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border."

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 3:15pm
Amazing to see McConnell get out ahead of the WH to call it: “I’ve just had an opportunity to speak with President Trump. I would say to all my colleagues he has indicated he is prepared to sign the bill. He will also be issuing a national emergncy declaration at the same time. "

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 3:09pm
RT @Bencjacobs: McConnell says "Trump is prepared to sign the bill and will also declare a national emergency"

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 12:26pm
All of Washington right now... https://t.co/GP8zVwiZy6


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Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Thursday Feb 14 - 11:48am
RT @jiveDurkey: BREAKING -- NYT: AMAZON CANCELS LIC HQ2 PLANS "After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens" - Amazon spokeswoman Jodi Seth (per @nytimes)

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Wednesday Feb 13 - 11:49pm
RT @rapplerdotcom: After the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, Canada stresses that journalists should be 'free from harassment and intimidation.' #PHNews https://t.co/ySTKoBNaoJ

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Wednesday Feb 13 - 2:49pm
RT @SykesCharlie: Always a tweet. Always. https://t.co/5C1lfNJ40S

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Wednesday Feb 13 - 2:45pm
RT @maggieNYT: Barrack apologizes https://t.co/vjt6nRRn6M


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Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Wednesday Feb 13 - 8:50am
Hitting a wall over funding: 1) Mexico will pay for it. ❌ 2) trade deal will pay for it. ❌ 3) shutdown over whether taxpayers will pay for it. ❌ 4) next: courts decide if executive action can be used to pay for it❓

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Wednesday Feb 13 - 8:21am
Wake up folks. We are seeing a crackdown on reporters around the world. #FreeMaria https://t.co/OlKW9YeOjs

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 6:43pm
RT @CNNJason: CNN's @Acosta describes what it's like covering a Trump rally... and his biggest fear: "It's just a matter of time before someone is seriously hurt." @AmaraCNN @CNNToday https://t.co/NXwFXBzb6G


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Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 6:22pm
RT @CNNSitRoom: President Trump says he's “not happy” with a bipartisan government funding bill that would prevent a government shutdown, but a White House aide tells CNN that he’s likely to sign it, CNN’s Jim @Acosta reports. https://t.co/i5ORyHEmcT https://t.co/eGAI1XoFZY


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Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 4:26pm
Missing in this statement is whether Trump will stop using the kind of language that creates a dangerous environment for journalists. https://t.co/SH2gqafWIa

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 4:20pm
Sarah Sanders: “President Trump condemns all acts of violence against any individual or group of people - including members of the press. We ask that anyone attending an event do so in a peaceful and respectful manner."

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 4:16pm
RT @jeremyherb: Warner responds to Burr's comments on collusion, saying he disagrees and that the committee still has key witnesses to speak to -- a rare split among the bipartisan Senate Intel duo, w/ @mkraju https://t.co/nuRcDBUzYC

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 4:05pm
BBC News - Why the attack on our cameraman was no surprise via @BBCJonSopel https://t.co/ArCJEgTglu

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 3:40pm
RT @HolmesLybrand: Fact checking some of Trump's El Paso speech https://t.co/wbOUoszAdn

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 2:37pm
Trump is "likely" to sign agreement on border security aimed at preventing another government shutdown, I'm told by a WH official.

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 2:14pm
RT @whca: Statement on attack on journalist at president’s rally. https://t.co/cdyMl9C2NO


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Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 2:12pm
RT @rcfp: Last night’s assault on a @BBC cameraman is an assault on our shared First Amendment values, & sadly it’s not the first. This troubling trend of physical & verbal attacks on our free press must end. No journalist should face violence for doing their job.https://t.co/wDqsLnioyS

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 12:33pm
RT @KateBolduan: Pres Trump also just said he accepted responsibly for the first shutdown.

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 12:32pm
Trump not closing the door on a shutdown: “This one would totally be on the Democrats.”

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 12:19pm
Trump on border deal to avert shutdown: “I’m not happy about it. It’s not doing the trick.”

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 10:22am
Groups like Reporters Without Borders shouldn’t have to announce they are looking into what happened at Trump rally in El Paso last night. But here we are. https://t.co/xAF9XotMF3

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 9:34am
RT @RubenGallego: I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m looking seriously at running for the U.S. Senate in 2020, and that hasn’t changed. I’ll be making a final decision and announcement soon. #AZSEN

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 9:28am
RT @loisbeckett: 1,100 American kids have been killed with guns since Parkland. There were more than: 40 college-bound seniors: https://t.co/OACdcwbSfV 80 infants/toddlers: https://t.co/iblUdzqeP2 30 artists: https://t.co/dG8YbDlnDQ 40 community volunteers: https://t.co/BqSQJxaJqB https://t.co/oqU2EHw1uH


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Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 9:00am
RT @CNNPolitics: NASA astronaut Mark Kelly launches Senate campaign https://t.co/uz8FLYVfOB https://t.co/DktumPYbmU


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Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 8:26am
RT @ElizLanders: NEW this AM: Dems in the House & Senate reintroduce a high-capacity gun magazine ban today as the one-year anniversary of Parkland shooting nears https://t.co/rMdAWB0Dcg

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Tuesday Feb 12 - 8:19am
RT @EleanorMontague: Just attended my first ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ rally where my colleague BBC cameraman Rob Skeans was attacked by a Trump supporter. The crowd had been whipped up into a frenzy against the media by Trump and other speakers all night #TrumpElPaso https://t.co/Oiw8osPms3


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Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Monday Feb 11 - 9:57pm
RT @zahiratorres: El Paso Fire Department just told us that Trump's statement about them allowing 10,000 people inside is incorrect. Spokesman says coliseum holds 6,500 and that is how many were allowed in building. #TrumpElPaso

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Monday Feb 11 - 9:41pm
RT @jameshohmann: In a 1-minute stretch, Trump says 69,000 people RSVP’d to be at his rally in El Paso tonight. Then he says the arena holds 8k, but the fire department got 10k in. Then he says "tens of thousands of people" are watching screens outside. Then he says says he's got 30,000 ppl here.

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Monday Feb 11 - 8:47pm
RT @Phil_Mattingly: Asked about border barriers and detention beds, Shelby declines to go into details but says: “We got an agreement in all of it. Does the White House support the agreement? Shelby. “We think so. We hope so.”

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Monday Feb 11 - 5:48pm
RT @CNNSitRoom: "The President isn't vowing to own the shutdown this time around. When asked just a short while ago whether there will be a shutdown, he said 'That's up to the Democrats.' But this time around, the President wants more than a wall, he wants beds." CNN's Jim @Acosta has more. https://t.co/miiUrKmaN4


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Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Monday Feb 11 - 4:36pm
Trump sounded like he was managing expectations about his crowd size before heading off to El Paso: “I like the old days when I was allowed to make outdoor speeches. It was a lot easier because you could have very big crowds.”

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Monday Feb 11 - 4:32pm
Trump isn't vowing to own the shutdown this time around. When asked whether there will be another shutdown, he just told reporters before heading to El Paso: "That’s up to the Democrats."

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Monday Feb 11 - 1:27pm
Pelosi, Hoyer, and Clyburn call on Rep. Omar to apologize: "Congresswoman Omar’s use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel’s supporters is deeply offensive. We condemn these remarks and we call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediately apologize."

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Monday Feb 11 - 8:00am
Fact check: False. https://t.co/lyeoutresl

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Sunday Feb 10 - 10:19pm
RT @jrezaian: The Islamic Republic in #Iran has been taking hostages throughout its 40 year history. I am just one of many of them and my story is just the latest to be told. I appreciate all the positive feedback #PrisonerTheBook is receiving. #IranRevolution40 https://t.co/GJ9M3Wsu2v

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Friday Feb 8 - 5:48pm
WH Physician: Trump “in very good health... will remain so for the duration of his Presidency, and beyond.” https://t.co/iudGrh8LdF


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Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Friday Feb 8 - 5:30pm
John Dingell: My last words for America https://t.co/YLvy66RpCx

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Friday Feb 8 - 12:40pm
RT @Kevinliptakcnn: Today was deadline for Trump admin. to provide Congress answers on whether MBS played role in Khashoggi killing. A senior administration official says: "The President maintains his discretion to decline to act on congressional committee requests when appropriate."

Jim Acosta
1 week ago:   Friday Feb 8 - 10:44am
RT @adamgoldmanNYT: Now @evanperez is explaining to world on @CNN how it got Stone scoop. CNN didn’t get tipped off. Reporters pieced together little clues and out of abundance of caution sent a reporter to stone’s house. “There is a little bit of a conspiracy being hatched. It is just false.”

Jim Acosta
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Feb 7 - 9:57pm
The great people at @UVA @Center4Politics made sure I had the proper credentials tonight in Charlottesville. https://t.co/SShsIGVcO6


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Jim Acosta
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Feb 7 - 9:54pm
RT @Fadelll: I met @Acosta tonight! https://t.co/otkgkXKGrm


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Jim Acosta
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Feb 7 - 9:53pm
RT @lizctinva: Thanks to @LarrySabato for an engaging evening of conversation at UVA tonight. Great to see a packed house for @Acosta, including a few members of JMU Nation who knew Jim back in the day. 😊 💜💛 https://t.co/WYmGXrln6o


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Jim Acosta
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Feb 7 - 9:52pm
RT @W7VOA: A classic @JohnDingell tweet (thanks to @Acosta): https://t.co/AGfhpy1PbT

Jim Acosta
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Feb 7 - 8:43pm
Thanks Larry. Really enjoyed the discussion. The students were wonderful. Great to be back in Charlottesville. https://t.co/PC6E8dqLqH

Jim Acosta
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Feb 7 - 12:20pm
RT @LisaDNews: CHILD SEPARATION HEARING NOW. Rep. Schakowsky: Does anyone know how many children were separated from their parents? (No answer from panel.) Schakowsky: Does anyone know how many separated kids are still in U.S. custody? (No answer.) Schakowsky: No one knows.

Jim Acosta
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Feb 7 - 12:20pm
RT @MarshallCohen: 🚨NEW CNN POLL ON MUELLER REPORT Regardless of what the Mueller investigation ultimately finds, should investigators produce a full, public report on their findings? 87% yes 9% no

Jim Acosta
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Feb 7 - 10:13am
RT @brianstelter: I'm at a press conference about the Khashoggi case outside the White House. Reps from @PressFreedom, @PENamerican, @HRW all here https://t.co/UGBa4K32Ns


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Jim Acosta
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Feb 7 - 10:09am
RT @kensweet: The CFPB’s rule changes are almost certain to face legal challenges. Here’s the PA AG weighing in. https://t.co/9mgZg24mmN

Jim Acosta
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Feb 7 - 10:09am
RT @asmith83: Remember that time last year the payday lending industry held a conference at a Trump property? https://t.co/a3gmHx5o9J https://t.co/2ysEKrBtqo

Jim Acosta
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Feb 7 - 10:01am
Looking forward to it. Great to be back in my home state of VA. It seems we will have plenty to discuss. https://t.co/zOgAgDli8J

Jim Acosta
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Feb 7 - 8:29am
Trump was misleading the country about wall and crime in El Paso before the State of the Union. He made a similar misstatement on Jan 14. Fact checks were written. He still used that false statement on Tuesday. https://t.co/h8sPkb99EP

Jim Acosta
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Feb 7 - 8:02am
RT @thinkprogress: GOP congressman tries to have Parkland dad ejected from hearing on gun violence https://t.co/d94SLzaz7g https://t.co/hiRcqpQXwX


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Jim Acosta
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Feb 7 - 7:55am
RT @NOAA: Just in: 2018 joins top 10 warmest years on record for globe, 9 of which occurred since 2005: @NOAANCEIclimate https://t.co/5sG3WYpmU2 #StateOfClimate https://t.co/GIFF6hy0jj


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Jim Acosta
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Feb 7 - 7:55am
RT @NOAA: Just in: 2018 ranks as 4th warmest year for globe since records began in 1880, says @NOAANCEIclimate https://t.co/5sG3WYpmU2 #StateOfClimate https://t.co/efkx3GtGFA


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Jim Acosta
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Feb 7 - 7:11am
RT @JulieCareyNBC: This photo illlustrates how overwhelming the chaos is right now at Virginia’s Capitol. St. Sen. Louise Lucas taking a moment as reporters surround her looking for comment on the latest disclosure that AG Herring wore blackface once in college @nbcwashington https://t.co/EpYtocFVi4


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Jim Acosta
2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Feb 6 - 4:50pm
A great piece about my DC colleagues here at CNN... https://t.co/8xXdS4C8bM

Jim Acosta
2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Feb 6 - 3:08pm
Pompeo on Trump and ISIS: "He doesn't downplay the threat." Fact check: No. Trump had said ISIS had been defeated and was contradicted by his Intel chiefs.

Jim Acosta
2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Feb 5 - 11:27pm
RT @CNNPolitics: Trump's State of the Union Nixon allusion was probably accidental | Analysis by CNN's Zachary B. Wolf https://t.co/vXfQqZ2Fkp https://t.co/4P3oaSWzbj


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Jim Acosta
2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Feb 5 - 11:10pm
RT @Daniel_Lewis3: Pelosi gives Trump a standing ovation and nod of approval for his call to end "revenge politics." #SOTU #StateOfTheUnion https://t.co/9X5pDtuhsn


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Jim Acosta
2 weeks ago:   Tuesday Feb 5 - 10:26pm
RT @abbydphillip: An extraordinary moment just now: a US soldier and a prisoner he freed from a Nazi concentration camp are seated side by side in the chamber of the US House of Representatives.