NEW YORK (Reuters) – National Basketball Association officials on Tuesday will try to calm public outrage over racist comments attributed to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, with a long suspension from the game one possible penalty he faces.
The league moved quickly to address the scandal, which broke over the weekend when Website TMZ.com published a 10-minute recording in which a voice said to be Sterling’s criticized a friend for associating with “black people.”
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) – Fewer than one in four young U.S. voters plans to vote in this year’s congressional midterm elections, with Republicans significantly more likely to head to the polls than Democrats, according to a poll released on Tuesday.
The poll of voters aged 18 to 29 by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics found young voters’ trust in public institutions, including the White House, Congress and the military, at a five-year low with young voters trusting them to do the right thing just 31 percent of the time.
By Scott Malone
(Reuters) – The U.S. Democratic Governors’ Association on Wednesday sued the state of Connecticut, saying its laws on political spending are unconstitutionally broad and limit the ability of political groups to buy independent ads backing candidates.
The group said in papers filed in U.S. District Court in Connecticut that the state unfairly treats independent money spent on ads and other political messages by the national group as contributions to particular candidates, and thus subject to campaign finance limits.