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Alex Acosta dragged over the coals by reporter behind Epstein exposé for trying to ‘re-write the public record’

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The Miami Herald journalist who dug up enough information on accused child-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein that he was indicted in New York had little good to say about Labor Secretary Alex Acosta’s self-serving press conference on Wednesday where he attempted to defend his part in Epstein’s sweetheart plea bargain when Acosta was a U.S. Attorney.

Speaking with host Alisyn Camerota, Julie K. Brown sat and watched clips of Acosta and quickly dismissed some of his claims with some facts from the case.

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Addressing Acosta’s contention that victims were afraid to come forward, Brown called the former U.S. Attorney out.

“Part of it was true, of course there were victims afraid to testify,” Brown recalled. “There were victims who were in love with Epstein. He groomed them that way, he took care of some of them when they were homeless. But there were 36 victims and quite a few of them who wanted to go to trial and were calling the Justice Department and calling his office and calling his prosecutors and saying what’s going on with the case?”

“You don’t need every single woman to cooperate in this case, you know, you really only need one,” she added. “By the way, we have all these statements by all these other women that corroborate this and we have other evidence and we have other witnesses.”

Pointing to emails with Epstein’s attorney where Acosta agreed to keep victims in the dark about the plea deal, Brown bluntly stated, “You can’t rewrite the public record.”

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Kellyanne Conway lashes out at Democratic voters as ‘racist and sexist’ at Ohio GOP dinner

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Making an appearance at a Republican Party dinner in Columbus, Ohio, Kellyanne Conway accused Democratic voters of being "racist and sexist," in a diatribe as she tried to boost the fortunes of her boss, President Donald Trump.

According to a report from Cincinnati.com, Conway attacked the leading Democratic presidential nominees before making her claim.

“Their top three candidates are white, career politicians in their 60s and 70s, which I have nothing against except they (Democrats) certainly do,” Conway reportedly told the crowd. “I don’t know why the heck the Democratic party electorate is so racist and sexist. I can’t figure it out.”

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Betsy DeVos’ DOE threatens to cut university funding for positive portrayal of Islam

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The U.S Department of Education threatened to pull federal funding from a Middle East studies course jointly run by Duke University and the University of North Carolina because it portrays Islam too positively.

The DOE ordered the universities to change their program or lose its federal grant money. In a letter to UNC, the department criticized the program, arguing that topics like Iranian art and film have “little or no relevance” to the Middle East studies program. The letter also argues that the program “appears to lack balance” because its programs are not focused on the discrimination faced by “religious minorities in the Middle East," including Christians and Jews.

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Wall Street is ignoring the omens of recession — here’s why

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The Federal Reserve seems a lot more concerned about the state of the economy than it’s been letting on.

The Fed lowered its target interest rate by a quarter point on Sept. 18, the second such cut since July – and the first reductions since the Great Recession more than 10 years ago.

Judging by the words of Fed Chair Jerome Powell, this isn’t that big a deal. In his statement following the decision, he said: “We took this step to help keep the U.S. economy strong in the face of some notable developments and to provide insurance against ongoing risks.”

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