The WNBA's New York Liberty hired Isiah Thomas as its new president Tuesday. On Wednesday, he tried to deflect questions about a jury finding that he sexually harassed a Knicks employee in 2007. The post Isiah Thomas, New WNBA Executive, Won’t Tell The Truth About His History Of Sexual Harassment appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Five years after the devastating potential of high-frequency trading became clear in a fifteen-minute "flash crash" on Wall Street, the decision to tackle computerized trading with a complex data system rather than a simple tax looks like a failure. The post On Five-Year Anniversary Of ‘Flash Crash,’ Zero Progress On Curbing High-Frequency Trading […]
"The likelihood of the laws being enforced is slim," said Federal Election Commission (FEC) chair Ann Ravel. The post The FEC Is Already Throwing In The Towel On Enforcing Campaign Finance Law For 2016 appeared first on ThinkProgress.
By David Alexander and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Calling Republican defense spending plans a "road to nowhere," Defense Secretary Ash Carter appealed on Wednesday for lawmakers to work with him toward a new bipartisan budget deal to provide stable funding for a U.S. military hurt by years of steep cuts. Carter told a Senate appropriations […]
Former President Bill Clinton said on Wednesday that an anti-crime crackdown when he was in office in the 1990s went too far, and said he now supports his wife Hillary's plans to reverse some of those justice policies. The former president told CNN's Christiane Amanpour that the crime bill was imperfect. Bill Clinton signed into law a major crime b […]
By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Ron DeSantis said on Wednesday he will seek the Senate seat held by Marco Rubio, who is forgoing a re-election bid to run for the Republican presidential nomination. DeSantis, a conservative from North Florida who is in his second term in the House of Representatives, pledged to campaign […]
Baltimore's police commissioner says he didn't know that six of his officers would face charges -- some including second degree murder and manslaughter -- in the death of Freddie Gray until 10 minutes before State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced it on national television.