The Daily 202 As Alex Acosta resigns the MeToo reckoning continues

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The White House has asserted executive privilege over the information. She turned her head, which caused Trump to kiss the side of her mouth, she said, claiming she was humiliated. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta's resignation this morning is another data point of how far society has come since the #MeToo movement began. He reports that Trump pressured the head of the Iowa GOP in 2016 to invalidate the results after he lost the caucus. Welcome to the Daily 202, PowerPost's morning briefing for decision-makers.Sign up to receive the newsletter.

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THE BIG IDEA: More women are choosing to come forward with accounts of sexual assault, and many authorities appear to be taking such allegations more seriously than they once did. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta's resignation this morning is another data point of how far society has come since the #MeToo movement began. But several stories this week have also laid bare some of the persisting systemic challenges in combating what advocates call rape culture. There are daily reminders of how much still has not changed both at home and abroad.

-- Acosta stepped down in the face of mounting scrutiny over his role in negotiating a 2008 deal with Jeffrey Epstein that allowed the financier to plead guilty to lesser offenses in a sex trafficking case....

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