Labor Secretary Acosta has no good answer for the cushy Jeffrey Epstein plea deal

He offered unsatisfying defenses of his handling of the Epstein case in a Wednesday press conference. It was a different time. That was one of the defenses offered by US Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta at a press conference Wednesday to address the deal his office gave in 2008 to money manager Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls. Despite the number and seriousness of the allegations, Epstein ended up serving…

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Why Nancy Pelosi is at odds with House progressives over Twitter

This is about more than Twitter. Ideological divides between Democrats have been boiling into public view so frequently of late that speaker Nancy Pelosi firmly told House Democrats to keep their internal gripes behind closed doors, even as she herself fields backlash for seemingly dismissing her caucus’s progressive firebrands. “You got a complaint? You come and talk to me about it. But do not tweet about our members and expect us to think that that…

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Louisiana may get hit by a hurricane this weekend. New Orleans is already flooded.

A potential hurricane Barry may hit Louisiana. Here’s what we know. A storm is brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, and the National Hurricane Center expects it to become a hurricane by Saturday, with potential impacts along the coast of Texas, Louisiana, and, potentially, in the city of New Orleans. The storm could bring 18 inches of rain to the region, which isn’t good, considering that the region is already inundated with rain. The city…

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