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Senate parliamentarian rejects minimum wage maneuver

by Tim Lamer
Posted 2/26/21, 08:11 am

Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough dealt a likely fatal blow to Democratic hopes for passing a $15 minimum wage this year. On Thursday, MacDonough ruled Senate Democrats may not use the budget reconciliation process to pass the increase in the minimum wage.

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Senate votes to acquit Trump at impeachment trial

by Tim Lamer
Posted 2/13/21, 05:19 pm

Seven Senate Republicans joined every Senate Democrat to vote against former President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial on Saturday—not nearly enough to reach the two-thirds threshold of senators needed to convict Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. The vote was 57-43. A conviction would have required 67 votes.

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Basketball coach John Chaney dies

by Tim Lamer
Posted 1/29/21, 05:57 pm

Hall of Fame college basketball coach John Chaney died on Friday at age 89 after a short illness. Chaney coached at Temple University from 1982 to 2006. He won six Atlantic 10 Conference titles, and he was twice named national coach of the year. Prior to joining Temple, he coached at Cheyney State University, where he won the 1978 Division II national championship and was twice the Division II coach of the year. He had 741 wins overall as a college coach and his Temple teams made the NCAA regional finals five times.

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