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Alexander Acosta

American lawyer and 27th United States Secretary of Labor

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Rene Alexander Acosta is an American attorney, academic and politician who served as the 27th United States Secretary of Labor from 2017 to 2019. President Donald Trump nominated Acosta to be Labor Secretary on February 16, 2017, and he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 27, 2017. Acosta is the only Hispanic person to have served in President Trump's Cabinet.

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President Trump lauded Alex Acosta's work as Labor secretary, but said he wasn't a fan of Jeffrey Epstein.
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Labor Secretary Alex Acosta has defended his handling of an old plea deal involving wealthy investor Jeffrey Epstein. But on Friday, he announced his..
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Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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Alex Acosta says it would be selfish to stay and relitigate the 12-year-old Jeffrey Epstein case. What's selfish is how he actually handled it.
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U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta resigned on Friday amid fresh scrutiny of his handling of the sex abuse case against financier Jeffrey Epstein, becoming..
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U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on Friday became the latest high-ranking official from President Donald Trump's administration to resign. Acosta, standing next..
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President Trump has announced that Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is stepping down. Acosta had faced calls from Democrats to resign over his handling of a..
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United States Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigned amid backlash over a plea deal he negotiated with Jeffrey Epstein.
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta has resigned, believing that he has become a distraction to the administration..
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President Trump's Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigned Friday after defending his handling of a controversial secret plea deal with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein..
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta has tendered his resignation and will be temporarily replaced by Deputy Labor..
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He told reporters at the White House he didn't want the Jeffrey Epstein case to distract from the administration accomplishments
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Labor Secretary Alex Acosta was nominated by Donald Trump to be Labor Secretary Feb. 16, 2017, and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 27, 2017.
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Mr. Trump said the decision to resign was made by Mr. Acosta.
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If there is one thing Americans can agree upon, it’s that there should be no favor for human traffickers. None. Rich. Poor. Republican. Democrat.
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CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the the press conference held by Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on Wednesday in which he..
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Labor Secretary Alex Acosta says he will not resign over his role in Jeffrey Epstein’s child sex abuse case. Acosta spoke to reporters Wednesday and defended..
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Louisiana declares a state of emergency as it prepares for a potential hurricane expected to dump huge amounts of rain. Also, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta says he..
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Here's the latest for Thursday July 11th: Louisiana prepares for possible hurricane; Labor Sec. Acosta rejects criticism of Epstein plea deal; Patient stabs..
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Alexander Acosta, the labor secretary, said he had faced a tough decision in 2008, when he oversaw Jeffrey Epstein’s prosecution and approved a lenient..
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Paula Reid, Zeke Miller, Kim Wehle and Nancy Cordes join CBSN's "Red & Blue" to discuss Labor Secretary Alex Acosta's news conference Wednesday where he..
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Labor Secretary Acosta facing calls to resign; VW ends production of the Beetle.
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In a press conference Wednesday, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta defended his handling of a 2008 plea deal for billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Critics of..
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Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is defending his handling of a plea deal from 2008. Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is now facing sex trafficking charges,..
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Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta defended his handling of a decade-old plea deal with billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex crime charges when Acosta was..
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Labor Secretary Alex Acosta held a news conference Wednesday to defend his handling of a sex-trafficking case involving now-jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein..
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U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Wednesday dismissed calls for his resignation and defended a non-prosecution agreement he approved more than 10 years..
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Embattled Labor Secretary Alex Acosta defended his role in negotiating a plea agreement a decade ago with accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
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Alexander Acosta acted like other prosecutors. Outcome of Epstein’s original indictment not necessarily out of the ordinary for trafficking cases.
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U.S. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on Wednesday praised the new case against financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges and defended the role he played..
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The labor secretary faces renewed questions about his handling of Jeffrey Epstein when he was a U.S. prosecutor in Florida
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U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta called a news conference on Wednesday to address his role in a non-prosecution agreement more than 10 years ago with..
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Jeffery Epstein has had a long list of friends from high places, including the likes of Stephen Hawk
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U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta will hold news conference later on Wednesday to address the 2008 plea deal with financier Jeffrey Epstein that he made as a..
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U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta will hold news conference later on Wednesday addressing the 2008 plea deal with financier Jeffrey Epstein that he made as a..
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Brad Edwards has represented 13 women who have accused Jeffrey Epstein of abusing them when they were underage, and has been on their side for more than 11..
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Pressure is growing on Alex Acosta, President Trump's labor secretary, to step down. Democrats are blasting Acosta for a secret and generous plea deal he..
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President Trump defends his labor secretary and distances himself from accused child sex abuser, Jeffrey Epstein. Also, the Affordable Care Act, and the health..
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Here's the latest for Wednesday July 10: Calls for Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to resign; Obama health care law challenged in federal court; Floods in Nebraska;..
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Alexander Acosta, Twitter, Rip Torn: Here’s what you need to know.
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Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is facing growing calls to resign over his involvement in arranging a plea deal for billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2008. Epstein is..
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, who is under pressure from Democrats to resign over his handling of a..
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Acosta has defended the plea deal, arguing in April that without it, Epstein "was going to get off" and would have escaped conviction entirely.
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President Trump praised Alexander Acosta's work as labor secretary amid calls for him to resign over his role in the 2008 plea deal given to Jeffrey Epstein, who..
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President Trump said he "wasn't a fan" of Jeffrey Epstein and feels very badly for Labor Secretary Acosta's role in the plea deal involving Epstein.
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President Donald Trump says he'll look "very closely" at Labor Secretary Alex Acosta's handling of a sex trafficking case involving financier Jeffrey Epstein...
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President Trump commented on Labor Secretary Alex Acosta and on Jeffrey Epstein, who has been arrested on charges of sex trafficking. Acosta is under scrutiny..
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U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, under pressure from Democrats to resign over his handling of a decade-old sex abuse case against financier Jeffrey..
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U.S. President Donald Trump backed Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Tuesday but said he would look into how Acosta handled financier Jeffrey Epstein's case..
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Some prominent Democrats have called on the current labor secretary to resign for negotiating a secret plea deal for Epstein when he faced similar sex charges in..
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President Donald Trump defended Labor Secretary Alex Acosta amid calls for his resignation over his role in cutting a plea deal with Jeffrey Epstein.
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Mr. Acosta is facing an uproar over the role he played in a lenient plea deal with the New York financier Jeffrey Epstein over child sex charges.
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President Donald Trump backed Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on Tuesday but said he would look into how Acosta handled financier Jeffrey Epstein's case during..
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Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and a growing list of Democrats say Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta should resign for his role in a 2008 plea deal that let..
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U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said on Tuesday that he was glad financier Jeffrey Epstein was being prosecuted on sex trafficking charges and defended..
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Labor Secretary Alex Acosta made no comments on resignation, though he was "pleased that NY prosecutors are moving forward."
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U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday called for Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to resign amid renewed concerns over the way the former federal prosecutor..
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U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday called for Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to resign amid renewed concerns over his handling of sex abuse charges against..
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Acosta was involved in a 2008 secret plea deal that allowed Epstein to avoid federal charges
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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for President Donald Trump's Labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, to resign amid renewed concerns over his handling of sex..
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