Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigned on Friday after coming under renewed criticism for a plea deal with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein while he was U.S. Attorney in Florida. That agreement, which was widely criticized as lenient, came under fire this week with new charges brought against Epstein by prosecutors in New York. Trump, joined by Acosta outside the White House, announced that the Labor Secretary would be leaving
The Drudge Report political website posted a surprising instant poll showing that its visitors believed Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii was the overwhelming victor of the first Democratic presidential debate, polling at almost 35% with 12,314 votes. Her closest competitor was Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who was polling at just under 13.5% and 4,791 votes. Julián Castro of Texas and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey were polling the lowest with less than 5% each.